Day 4: Buildings Collapse Under Snow

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Monday, December 04 2006 Dec 4, 2006 Monday, December 04, 2006 9:40:41 PM CST December 04, 2006 in News

"Already within two days the cows are producing about half of what they normally do and that will continue to decline," dairy farmer Steve Echelmeier said.

Echo-L officials expect the damage to cost about $400,000. While the snow provides a scenic backdrop, its leaving destruction all over Fulton.

Down the road at Beco Concrete a second roof caved in under one and a half feet of snow.

"It's a wood frame building where the other is steal framed, the other one it didn't affect but this one collapsed," Beco Concrete manager Andy Craw said.

Workers at both buildings spent the day cleaning up the mess. While no one was hurt at either site, Echo-L lost twenty head of cattle.

"Well eventually we'll replace the cattle. Right now the priority is getting the mess inside cleaned up," Echelmeier said.

Both businesses are already seeing major set-backs from the storm. They hope to have the clean-up complete as soon as possible.

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