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Wagon Wheel Bar Collapses Under Snow Dumped by Winter Storm Hercules

There were no injuries when the long-vacant building collapsed, but the public is asked to stay away.

This photo shows the south wall of the long-vacant Wagon Wheel Bar, which collapsed under a foot of snow Sunday. (Photo: Lake Orion Police)
This photo shows the south wall of the long-vacant Wagon Wheel Bar, which collapsed under a foot of snow Sunday. (Photo: Lake Orion Police)

One of the casualties of Winter Storm Hercules is the former Wagon Wheel Bar, which collapsed under the weight of heavy snow about 7 p.m. Sunday.

Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry L. Narsh said the bar has long been empty and no one was injured in the collapse, but the public is  being asked to stay away to avoid injury in the event of a further collapse. The bar is located at 102 S. Broadway in the downtown district.

Broadway Street remains closed from M-2 to front Street. The Front Street alley between the Wagon Wheel Bar and Verwood Apartment building is also closed.

Narsh said the owner has been notified and has contacted his insurance company for an emergency assessment of the building.

Utilities have been turned off.


Darwin Parks McClary January 07, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Patch, there is NO Lake Orion Township...We are the Village of Lake Orion. This mistake has appeared several times in the Patch recently. Could you please make sure this is corrected for the future? Thanks so much for your kind attention. Darwin McClary Village Manager Village of Lake Orion

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