By CBS3 Staff

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – The 1895 Hotel in Allentown is set for demolition later Wednesday morning. The weight of the snow may have caused the vacant building to buckle.

The city had planned to demolish the building later this month but moved up the date because it’s now in danger of collapsing.

READ MORE: Only 60% Of City Pools Will Open This Summer As Philadelphia Parks And Recreation Struggle To Find Lifeguards

A new apartment building will be built on that site.

Lehigh Valley was one of the hardest-hit areas after the winter storm barreled through the region earlier in the week. In Allentown, officials say the storm is the second-largest snowfall event on record, with more than 2 feet of snow.

READ MORE: Trauma Support, Other Resources Being Sent To Communities Impacted By Weekend Violence, Mayor Jim Kenney Says

MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM

SNOW TOTALS: How Much Snow Fell In Your Neighborhood?

Owners Of Castaway Cove In Ocean City Asking For Public’s Help Finding Cause Of 4-Alarm Fire

MORE NEWS: Exclusive: CBS3 Obtains Surveillance Video Of Triple Shooting That Left Toddler Injured, 2 Men Dead In West Philadelphia 

New Jersey Weather: Flooding From Winter Storm Leaving Jersey Shore Roads Impassable Mess