Roof collapse threat passes; residents return home
About 15 houses next to the Albert Heijn XL in Tilburg were evacuated on Saturday when the roof threatened to collapse. This was possibly due to the weight of heavy snow, but there is a chance that it has something to do with recent renovation, said a spokesperson of Ahold.
An investigation should make the cause clear within the next few days. The spokesman stressed to Omroep Brabant that there is definitely no danger for resident and customers of the shopping center. On Sunday morning architectural specialists removed part of the snow from the roof. The people who were evacuated could return home on Sunday night. Initially the evacuated people would have had to stay somewhere else last night, but that was no longer necessary as the danger seemed to have passed. In addition to the supermarket, the building also contains a few other shops. Albert Heijn XL and two other businesses will be open again today. Whether the other shops will also open today is not known.