Snowplow driver escapes injury when parking garage collapses

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Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:33 PM

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The top deck of a New Jersey parking garage being cleared by a snowplow has collapsed, but the snowplow operator has escaped serious injury.

Authorities say he was "shaken up" by the collapse Saturday morning in Secaucus (sih-KAW'-kuhs), a short drive west of New York City.

A sport utility vehicle parked in the garage was destroyed, but no one was in it at the time. Other people who had parked there were able to safely remove their vehicles later.

The garage mostly serves guests and staff at a nearby hotel and workers at a multistory office building.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation. Town engineers have declared the entire parking structure unsafe.