Shul At Laurel Ledge In Fallsburg Collapses From Weight Of Snow [VIDEO AND PHOTOS]


The Shul at Laurel Ledge in Fallsburg collapsed on Tuesday morning.

The roof reportedly collapsed due to heavy snow sitting on roof, and a heavy ice storm that fell overnight in the Catskills.

Laurel Ledge is located on Laurel Avenue, just behind the Yeshiva of South Fallsburg.

No one was injured in the incident.

See the videos and photos below:

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  1. I am no architect or engineer, but it seems that the shul was designed or built with a major flaw. This could happen in Florida or Texas, but not in the Catskills.

  2. Building codes in NYS typically require roof trusses to be able to support 2x times the weight of the heaviest snow loading predicted. Would seem like someone either miscalculated the loading or used a set of drawings for a shul in South Florida and never pulled a permit.