Conn. gov. urges residents to clear roof snow

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging Connecticut property owners to clear their roofs of the snow that has piled up this winter to prevent potential collapses.

Several roofs have collapsed across the state after a series of snowstorms. Malloy says weather forecasters are predicting an active storm pattern to continue over the next few weeks, and he’s pressing homeowners, businesses and governments to clear roofs before more snow and rain hit.

LINK: Clear your roof to prevent collapse

The governor has directed the state Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to send memos to all state agencies and municipalities asking them to assess snow buildup on public buildings and agricultural facilities and to remove snow if necessary.

Malloy also is urging neighbors of elderly and disabled people to help them with roof clearing.

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