Edina building collapse closes Highway 6

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 4:53 AM CST
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EDINA, Mo (WGEM) -The portion of Highway 6 in Edina, Missouri was re-opened Friday morning after an overnight building collapse.

According to Edina Police Chief Ryan Bishop, city crews and a Missouri Department of Transportation official visited the site early Friday morning and decided the building did not pose danger to the public and the highway could be opened again.

The highway was blocked off overnight, but both lanes of traffic were re-opened before 8 a.m. Friday morning.

The building is located at 314 East Lafayette Street, by the courthouse. According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy David Fagan, it was the American Legion Post building recently when it was sold. The building was currently being used as an art studio and furniture store. He said an upstairs apartment was vacant.

Fagan said the building started coming down around 11 p.m. Thursday. No one was injured.

Bishop did say that they are planning to do demolition on the building soon and temporary closures will be in effect when work begins.

This is not the first time buildings have collapsed in downtown Edina.

In March 2018, a dilapidated building at the corner of South Main and Lafayette crumbled and in June of 2019, a vacant historic building on East Lafayette collapsed.

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