By Michelle Switzer
Damariscotta’s salt shed collapsed Feb. 22 at around 2 a.m., according to Damariscotta Road Commissioner Steve Reynolds. No one was injured, and the
larger structure was unaffected. (Photo courtesy Steve Reynolds)
Damariscotta’s salt shed collapsed around 2 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, under the weight of wet snow, according to Damariscotta Superintendent of Roads, Buildings, and Grounds Steve
“We had a foreman plowing Heater Road, and he saw it sagging,” Reynolds said. “When he went by again, it had collapsed.”
No injuries occurred when the shed collapsed, and the larger sand shed nearby was unaffected, according to Reynolds.
Reynolds said the salt shed had an insured value of $16,000 and is around 7 years old.
Damariscotta’s snow removal contractor, Hagar Enterprises Inc., has shifted the sand around inside the larger shed to make room for the salt, so it will not be
exposed to the weather, Reynolds said.
According to Reynolds, the town has already filed an insurance claim.
The next step for the town is to look into cost comparisons of different building styles, according to Reynolds.
“We will be sending those comparisons to the town manager and then eventually to the selectmen,” he said.