Porch collapses on gas meter in Portsmouth

Photo by WAVY/Larry Carney

PORSTMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – A man’s porch collapsed under the snow in Portsmouth early Friday morning.

The porch collapsed at Rufus Strothers’ home in the 1100 block of Lakeview Circle on top of the gas meter, so the gas company turned the gas off.

“If I had looked at it today, I probably would have shoved the snow off of it, but I didn’t, and I didn’t think about that snow up there really,” Strothers said. “It’s been there all these years, nothing ever happened.”

Strothers said he plans to rebuild and he didn’t lose anything valuable.

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