Debris from a collapsing building has led to a traffic closure in Riverside Monday afternoon.
“Mission Inn Ave. is closed to through traffic b/w Park Ave & Commerce St. until further notice to clear debris from a nearby collapsing building,” the city said on X, formerly Twitter.
Riverside spokesperson Phil Pitchford said he was first alerted to the building damage at about 9:20 a.m.
The building, a former soda works building at 2983 Mission Inn Ave., was damaged in a fire a few years ago, and it was further affected by the winds on Monday, which began at about 1:30 a.m., Pitchford said.
KTLA’s Gil Leyvas said winds in the area were about 40 mph.
While it’s not a complete collapse, sections of the uninhabited building are coming down.
No injuries have been reported, and no estimated reopening time was provided.
“Please plan accordingly & use alternate routes,” the city said.
Nidia Becerra contributed to this report.