Carport Collapse. The carport is about 30 feet long and theres about 11 feet of height underneath. Debate over who pays for vehicles smashed when carports collapse under heavy snow Problem Solvers.
Apr 19 2016 0922 PM MDT Updated. Apr 20 2016. Complete and Partial Collapses With all that weight accumulating on the roof metal carports can suddenly collapse at any time even after hours or days of standing under the weight.
The security camera footage shows Jay Kelley walking through his carport shortly before the structure crashed down.
In this particular incident in Spokane Washington the wooden carport that collapsed trapped and damaged 19 cars. The photo taken by Kimberly Newman shows at least five cars under the carport. With a pile of sheet metal and ice on the ground walking out the front door was now extremely dangerous forcing the family to use the window to get out. The entire carport had collapsed from the weight of the snow blocking the front door of the house.