Buffalo Roofs Collapsing Under Snow Load

 Friday, November 21, 2014

 ABC News

Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm brought the Buffalo area’s three-day snowfall total Thursday to an epic 6 feet or more. Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged drivers "pretty, pretty please" to stay off slippery, car-clogged roads in western New York as crews struggled to dig out. Some areas got close to 2 feet of new snow by Thursday afternoon. Things could quickly get worse: Rain and temperatures as high as 60 were in the forecast for the weekend, raising the specter of flooding and an even heavier load on roofs, where the snow could absorb the downpours like a blanket.