Recent heavy snow, ice put Long Island homes at risk for roof collapses

The recent heavy snow and ice are putting Long Island homes at risk for roof collapses. Experts say the weight of a foot of snow

Police say the collapse occurred around 2 a.m. at a warehouse for an electronics recycling company along Eastern Parkway. No one was inside the building at the time.

Police say the collapse occurred around 2 a.m. at a warehouse for an electronics recycling company along Eastern Parkway. No one was inside the building at the time. (2/14/14)

FARMINGDALE - The recent heavy snow and ice are putting Long Island homes at risk for roof collapses.

Experts say the weight of a foot of snow and ice on an average roof could weigh as much as 4 tons.

Last night’s snow is being blamed for a roof collapse at a Farmingdale electronic recycling company’s warehouse. The weight of the snow also pulled down the façade of the World Gym Building in Setauket.

Experts recommend homeowners call a professional gutter or roofing contractor if they are concerned about snow buildup on roofs.

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