Published DateCONCORD — Snow accumulations on roofs pose the danger of roof collapse, warned Perry E. Plummer, New Hampshire's Acting Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Wednesday.
"Snow accumulations on flat roof commercial or institutional buildings pose the greatest threat," Plummer said. "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 should also 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.