Snow Collapses Three Large Solar Panels at Bryant School

No one injured but 10 cars trapped beneath fallen panels.

Three large solar panels fall outside Bryant School Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Teaneck Police Department)
Three large solar panels fall outside Bryant School Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Teaneck Police Department)
No one was injured when the weight of heavy snow collapsed three large solar panels Saturday night at Bryant School, Teaneck Police said.

Eight pillars that support the panels on the south side of the school collapsed at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. George Molina said. The pillars were bolted into cement blocks, but the snow's weight ripped the bolts from the blocks, Molina said.

There were 10 cars that were trapped but did not appeared to be damaged beneath the fallen panels, Molina said.
Pam Foti February 20, 2014 at 06:28 PM
John: talk is cheap. Hindsight and Monday morning quarterback comments are a dime a dozen. Art THINKS he knows better, and has some people convinced of it. BUT what town/municipal experience does he have ? How many municipal positions has he worked ? How many years has he served on the council, or planning board ? I was taught that if you're not prepared to actually DO something about a problem, you have no right to complain. So I repeat--Art (or you) should volunteer to serve a year as the manager and if you can make the town significantly better in a year and reduce resident complaints, you should get an instant job offer !!!
John Santaella February 20, 2014 at 07:26 PM
Our Town Manager does not provide minutes or any other needed information as 1: required by law and 2: as asked, and he promises to the Council. Do you defend this? He does not live in Teaneck but 60 miles away and is provided with a car by the Township. As far as that is concerned I do hope the town is providing the IRS with that information as well as the value of the perk he is receiving. I guess waiting for a town meeting and seeing another incident of his not being prepared is 'Monday morning quaterbacking" I don't know; I'll defer to you on that.
jackie miller February 20, 2014 at 07:41 PM
Another set of solar panels fell today at BF Middle School!!
zizi February 20, 2014 at 09:53 PM
I am just waiting to learn about how this will end up costing tax payers money....... may be a lawsuit..... damages to the property..... maybe injury.... I hope not....
Bill Partsch February 21, 2014 at 05:03 AM
Yeah, Mike, coal and nuclear haven't caused any hazards to the public. If coal power plants were the safest-run places on earth, that still wouldn't make up for all the carbon dioxide and mercury they send into the air. (Even if you're too logic-impaired to comprehend man-made climate change, the whole mercury-poisoning detail is kinda important.) As for acts of God and nuclear plants: Ever hear of a little place called Fukushima?


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