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U.S. 52 closed indefinitely in Brown County after 2 vacant buildings collapse

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BROWN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

U.S. 52 is closed indefinitely in Brown County after two vacant buildings that collapsed in downtown Ripley late Wednesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

No one was hurt, but it will take some time for crews to clear the debris and collapsed structures blocking U.S. 52 between Market and Main streets, a patrol dispatcher said early Thursday.

In the meantime, motorists are advised to detour onto Ohio 505 and U.S. 62.

One of the buildings that collapsed is an old hotel that closed 30 years ago, dispatchers confirmed.

The other building that collapsed has been shuttered for at least seven years, they said.

A building inspector reviewed the scene Wednesday night and left, according to the patrol's Georgetown post.

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