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Partial structure collapse in York City closes portion of East Philadelphia Street

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
York City Public Works Highway Bureau employee Jay Johnson fills barricades with water as crews blocked off the left, westbound lane of East Philadephia Street Monday, June 3, 2019. The closure is due to a partial structure collapse on a building, background, which had burned. Portions of the sidewalk in that area will also be closed. Bill Kalina photo

A partial structure collapse in York City has closed the south lane of East Philadelphia Street between Queen and Duke streets until further notice.

A portion of the roof of a building in the 100 block of East Philadelphia Street began to collapse Monday, June 3, landing on a bay window that is now also "in a state of active collapse," said Philip Given, the city's acting director of economic and community development.

York City Public Works Highway Bureau workers blocked off the left, westbound lane of East Philadephia Street Monday, June 3, 2019. The closure is due to a partial structure collapse on a building, background, which had burned. Portions of the sidewalk in that area will also be closed. Bill Kalina photo

Portions of the sidewalk along East Philadelphia Street also are closed.

The closures will remain in effect until a contractor is able to secure the building, Given said. Until then, residents are advised to avoid the area.

Check back for updates.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.