Cleanup continues after Tennessee marina roofs collapse


Insurance adjusters and cleanup crews worked Monday at a number of marinas in Tennessee’s Campbell County after dock roofs collapsed under heavy snow and ice.

Norris Dam Marina and Twin Cove Marina are owned by Mark Bardo. Both saw significant damage during the weekend.

"I have heard of at least seven marinas here that have been damaged," Twin Cove manager Pamela Keith told NBC affiliate WBIR.

Norris Dam Marina has 250 slips. Both of the marinas lost about 100 boat slips. Repairs could take six months to a year, but Bardo expects to have the docks open for business for the summer. Work on the slips will be done simultaneously.

Insurance adjusters say it will be difficult to assess the damage until they can see beneath the collapsed dock awnings.

"As [Saturday] went on, it started raining and the docks kept falling like dominoes. It was the domino effect," Norris Dam marina manager Corey Roberts said.

The collapse could hasten a dock upgrade that includes electrical work.

Government officials say there's a sense of urgency about repairing the marinas because Campbell County relies heavily on tourism — aquatic tourism specifically — for its economy. The boating season kicks into full drive in May.


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