NH schools close as heavy snow brings fear of roof collapses

Epping, NH (WHDH) —  A recent rash of heavy snow has sparked a cause for concern at some New Hampshire schools.

Some schools in Epping were closed Thursday to allow crews a chance to clear the snow off the roof tops.

On Wednesday, the elementary school was closed to remove the snow from the roof, and on Thursday, the middle and high schools were closed to do the same thing.

Crews said the roofs are designed to hold about two feet of snow, but because of the drifts, some areas are holding as much as six feet.

The state fire marshal has warned about the potential for roof collapse.

 

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