BREAKING: Severe Thunderstorm Rips Roof From Commercial Building In Trenton

March 28, 2021 — updated 3/29/2021 with daytime photos by Brian McCarthy

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–As a severe line of thunderstorms moved though the area the Trenton Fire Department responded to a reported fire in the 900 Block of New York Avenue around 7:30 pm. When firefighters arrived they found that high winds from the storm ripped off the roof of a commercial building with solar panels and tossed the roofing and panels in the middle of NY Avenue. Firefighters immediately began checking buildings for injured occupants and luckily no one was injured. PSE&G was called to the scene since the flying debris damaged utility poles and wires in the area. The Trenton Police Department closed NY Avenue from Olden to Mulberry Street and Trenton Public Works responded with barricades.

The damage was to a complex of buildings of Stone-Tech Marble & Granite Fabricators in a section of building that was 75ft x 60ft in size per Google Maps. The entire complex of buildings measures 285ft x 261ft in size. Hopefully the damage will only effect the one smaller structure of the complex of buildings and the business should be able to remain open.