Judge orders walls to be secured on partially collapsed Norfolk warehouse

(Photo courtesy of the City of Norfolk)
(Photo courtesy of the City of Norfolk)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A judge on Friday, Oct. 28, ordered the owner of an old tobacco warehouse on East Princess Anne Road that they have 10 days to secure the walls of the building.

According to Norfolk city officials, the outer walls pose a public safety hazard and a portion or all of the outer walls need to come down.

Photos: Building partially collapses in Norfolk

An engineering report found that additional damage was done to the walls from Hurricane Matthew.

Over half the wall adjacent to the railroad tracks in the area completely collapsed onto the tracks and street below. The remaining portion the wall experienced large cracks and there are numerous new large cracks in the walls throughout the site.

(Photo courtesy of the City of Norfolk)
(Photo courtesy of the City of Norfolk)

The engineering company has also said that the walls of the warehouse are at a critical point to be saved.

Read: Full Engineering Report

The warehouse partially collapsed back in August of 2014.