On Friday, March 21, the Lowe Alpine headquarters in Broomfield, Colo., near Boulder, suffered structural damage due to the blizzard of 2003. Snowfall ranged from 4 to 7 feet in the area over a 48-hour period.
The roof caved in on part of the building that Lowe Alpine shares with another company. That's the bad news. The good news, according to Lowe, is that most of the structural damage did not occur on their side of the building.
Structural engineers have signed off on the building as of Monday morning, and Lowe Alpine expects the city to also sign off on safety and building integrity and anticipates being fully operational by Friday, March 28, at the latest.
While there are several inches of water in the warehouse due to snow and snow melt (and it is snowing as SNEWS writes this), the company tells SNEWS that the majority of its inventory is on pallets and shelves and is not affected by the water.
Since there is no customer service until Thursday at the earliest, Lowe Alpine is asking its dealers to be patient and the company will respond as quickly as possible to queries at that time.