All Sections
action:article | category:NEWS11 | adString:NEWS11 | zoneID:43
Welcome guest, you have 2 views left. | Register | Sign In


Officials say heavy snow can lead to roofs collapsing

CONCORD - State officials are warning residents of the danger of roof collapse, with the third major snowstorm this month with up to a foot expected particularly in central New Hampshire.
The storm may dump a 12 inches of heavy, wet snow, which may be followed by rain in parts of the state, according to the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).
The greatest snow accumulations are expected in interior portions of the state except for the North Country.
"Snow accumulations on flat roof commercial or institutional buildings pose the greatest threat," said Perry E. Plummer, DHSEM  acting director. "We urge building owners or managers to monitor their buildings, ensure that roof drains are clear and to remove snow as soon as that can be safely accomplished."
He said homeowners also should remove snow from buildings using snow rakes from the ground. If roofs need to be shoveled, that should be done by contractors with the proper experience and insurance.
Plummer said building owners and managers should be sure to clear snow from building exits, gas connections and vents.
The winter storm warning posted by the National Weather Service remains in effect through Thursday afternoon.  Plummer urged residents and visitors to monitor weather conditions via broadcast, Internet sources, or NOAA weather radio.


action:article | category:NEWS11 | adString:NEWS11 | zoneID:0
action:article | category:NEWS11 | adString:NEWS11 | zoneID:44
action:article | category:NEWS11 | adString:NEWS11 | zoneID:45
action:article | category:NEWS11 | adString:NEWS11 | zoneID:

        

Blizzard of '15

Weather

NH braces for a big blizzard

Sunday was a day of preparation across New Hampshire as residents stocked up and forecasters kept a watchful eye on a major nor'easter that could dump up to two feet of snow and bring blizzard...   2

Weather

PSU team works to predict precipitation

Frequent travelers on Interstates 89 and 93 who know the perils of driving during inclement winter weather may benefit from a new experiment and a new piece of technology at the Plymouth State...   1

Weather

Major nor'easter taking aim at New Hampshire

Forecasters are keeping a watchful eye on a major nor'easter that could dump close to two feet of snow and bring near-blizzard conditions to parts of New Hampshire beginning late Monday and lasting...   0