Heavy Ice Collapses Roofs

Updated 7 years ago

The latest is a Maine Health and Human Services building in Augusta, the 300 people inside the building had to be evacuated on Wednesday, when workers noticed the roof was starting to sag under the weight of the snow.

The evacuation is just the latest in a string of recent ice-related destruction.

One of Pride Manufacturing’s storage buildings suffered a roof collapse Monday morning because of all the snow and ice that had built up.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the building’s collapse.

&quot:We were able to save the inventory inside the building and maintain operation…&quot: Said Production Manager Glenn Doore.

The company has since made some additions to the storage facilities that remain standing, adding heating units to keep the snow off the roof.

For now, the company is using rented trailers to house the now-exposed merchandise formerly stored in the now-fallen building.

In other locations, the Wal-Mart facility in Lewiston that had a collapse, and Sacopee Valley High School also sustained damage.

Officials say those buildings are susceptible because of the size of the roof, but smaller roofs like houses and garages are also susceptible as well, including a collapse in Carmel.

With the weather heating up again, folks in the area say it’s a good time to clean off their roof, or to hire a professional to do it for them.

If you are planning to hire someone to shovel your roof, make sure they are licensed and insured.

That would protect you, in case there’s an accident.


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