Clark County

Post office roof collapses in Winchester, several employees escape injury

USPS building collapse in Winchester.
USPS building collapse in Winchester. WKYT

As many as 18 employees were at the U.S. Post Office in downtown Winchester Sunday morning when the roof collapsed, an official said, but no one was injured.

“I would assume that it was weather related, but I don’t know if its secondary or primary cause,” said Winchester Fire Batallion Chief Christopher Whiteley. Central Kentucky experienced heavy rain Sunday.

He said the employees were in the area when the roof fell, but not in the collapse zone. The incident is under investigation. A building inspector has established a safe area in certain areas of the building, said Whiteley.

U.S. Rep Andy Barr reached out to state, local and federal authorities Sunday to see what he can do to help local officials deal with the incident, said his communications director Jodi Whitaker.