Collapsing buildings force temporary closure of U.S. Route 52

Posted at 1:36 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 17:50:24-04

RIPLEY, Ohio -- A pair of vacant buildings collapsed late Wednesday night, forcing Brown County officials to close U.S. Route 52 as they cleared debris from the road.

The first building to collapse was the former Bodmer Hotel, which officials said started a ripple effects that damaged the second.

No one was injured by the debris.

The road reopened shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday, according to Brown County deputies.