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Partial Roof Collapse At Rodney Metals In South End

A New Bedford manufacturing plant lost part of its roof this weekend.

Fire Chief Michael Gomes says a 12-by-14 foot section of roof collapsed Sunday evening at Rodney Metals on East Rodney French Boulevard, probably because of the weight of wet snow

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Classes Resume Tuesday At ORR Junior And Senior High Schools

Classes were cancelled Monday at the Old Rochester Junior and Senior High Schools after officials feared the roof to the building had been compromised because of heavy snow.

Structural engineers inspected the roof on Monday, and gave school officials the green light to resume classes on Tuesday, February 24

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Baker Hoping For Help From The Feds

Gov. Charlie Baker says he's been reaching out to federal officials as Massachusetts prepares to make a formal request for disaster relief following the spate of recent snowstorms.

Baker said Massachusetts has struggled with snow removal costs, coastal damage, a business slowdown, and nearly 150 structures with collapsed roofs due to the storms that dumped more than seven feet of snow across the state

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Dan McCready Overjoyed With Melting Snow [VIDEO]

This Sunday I went outside to do some so that the driveway would be passable when I went out to work on Monday.

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Credit: Old Rochester Regional School District
Credit: Old Rochester Regional School District

Roof Concerns Lead To School Cancellation

There will be no school on Monday for students at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School and Senior High School after officials became concerned that a section of the building's roof may have been compromised.

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Heavy Snowstorm Descends On Parts Of Mideast

A heavy snowstorm has shut down roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and blanketed Israel's desert with a rare layer of white.

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Fire Chief Discusses Roof Collapse

New Bedford, like many old New England towns, has homes and other buildings with pitched or slanted roofs.

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Snow rake used to remove snow from roof / Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Snow rake used to remove snow from roof / Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Removing Snow From Roofs Easier Said Than Done

Snow-covered roofs are prompting a lot of concern in Massachusetts, where as much as nine feet of snow has fallen in recent weeks.

Diane Medeiros of New Bedford is concerned about a section of flat roof on her house

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Snow Removal Continues In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says snow removal work is continuing throughout New Bedford, with city crews being assisted by the Army National Guard, and private sector contractors from ABC Disposal and D.W. White

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Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Mass. Safety Officials Warn of Snow Buildup On Roofs

Massachusetts officials are stepping up warnings about the potential for roofs to collapse under the weight of snow that has built up in recent weeks.

Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Gatzunis said Tuesday that owners of residential and commercial buildings should be aware of signs of stress on roofs, including ceilings that are sagging or developing cracks

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