- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Officials say heavy rainfall caused a section of roof on the former Dubuque Brewing & Malting building to collapse.

The Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2ahlFm9 ) that the collapse happened after storms dropped about 1.5 inches of rain on the area Thursday night.

The building, erected in 1920, currently houses Auto & Truck Parts Inc.

James Krueger owns both the business and the building. He says the structure was inspected by engineers after a section of the roof collapsed about a year ago.

He says the cave-in did not come as a surprise.

Kreuger says the collapse will have no effect on his business and that he expects work to replace the roof to begin next week.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com

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