Partial ceiling collapse shutters Asbury Park’s Convention Hall outdoor walkway

     An Asbury Park firefighter stands on a portion of the collapsed concrete slab. (Photo: Asbury Park Fire Department)

    An Asbury Park firefighter stands on a portion of the collapsed concrete slab. (Photo: Asbury Park Fire Department)

    Officials have closed the outdoor walkway around Convention Hall in Asbury Park following a late morning ceiling collapse that resulted in a twelve by six foot slab of concrete falling from the northeast corner of the building, according to a report on the Asbury Park Sun.

    There were no injuries when the four inch thick slab came crashing to the ground, the report states.

    “It was so loud that it sounded like an explosion,” Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributor Connie Nappi said.

    A baby shower was just about to start in the same space when the incident occurred, according to the report.

    Asbury Park Police Chief Kevin Keddy told the hyperlocal publication that the arcade walkway through the building and all businesses inside remain open.

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