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Falling Ice Crushes 4 Cars

An estimated 75 pounds of ice fell off a building, damaging four vehicles in a Boston parking lot Monday afternoon.

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    Falling Ice Crushes 4 Cars

    (Published Monday, March 9, 2015)

    An estimated 75 pounds of ice fell off a building, damaging four vehicles in a Boston parking lot Monday afternoon.

    No one was injured when the ice crashed down on Friend Street around 2 p.m. 

    "Thank God myself or my daughter was not in that car," said Diane Lawn, of Lynn, Massachusetts, whose two-week-old car with only 600 miles on the odometer, did not go out the way it came in to the Friend Street parking lot right by the Garden.

    Still, a tow truck is far better than an ambulance.

    "Can you imagine? I mean, we can barely open the doors. I can't imagine if somebody was in there or even the gentleman who works at the booth. If somebody was even near there, it could have been fatal," she said.

    Her car and three others were crushed when a massive column of ice gave way as the sun hit the side of the five-story building about 3 in the afternoon.

    "I've seen ice fall on cars but (this is the worst I've seen), bad scene, bad winter," said Jack McKay of G/J Towing.

    For weeks, the attendants at the lot had been worried about the buildup of ice as they parked people's cars.

    "I didn't even think it would be warm enough to let that all go, but I guess today is like 40 or 45 degrees, so yeah, it finally it let go," Lawn added.

    Workers say they've been trying to get the owner of the building to clear the ice. Necn was not able to reach the management company for comment.

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