Emergency crews responded to a roof collapse at 1st Ave. and Fairmount St. in Woonsocket.
Updated: Friday, 28 Oct 2011, 2:22 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 02 Feb 2011, 12:18 PM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - All of this recent snow and ice has created the perfect conditions for roof collapses. Here are some warning signs every home and business owner should look for, according to the Providence Emergency Management Agency.
IF YOU SUSPECT AN IMMINENT ROOF COLLAPSE
Warning signs of potential collapse
Prior to a roof collapse, buildings generally exhibit signs that the roof is in distress and action should be taken to mitigate a roof collapse. The following are some of the symptoms that have been reported prior to roof failure:
How to remove snow from roofs...safely
All of the mentioned actions should only be performed by able-bodied adults, as the snow is heavy, and roofs and other surfaces may be slippery. Protective headgear and eye protection is recommended.
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