“So much snow in the province of Quebec that the roofs of buildings are collapsing,” writes reader Pierre Demers. “Some have between 4 and 6 feet (1.2 to 1.83 m) of snow on them.”
A week after a pair of roof collapses prompted Quebec officials to warn owners to regularly clear ice and snow off the tops of their properties, four more collapses late Sunday added more urgency to that message.
At least four roof collapses occurred north of Montreal between late Sunday and early Monday — a supermarket, a garage, a television screen factory and a warehouse.
There were no injuries reported in any of the incidents, which occurred at the end of the day.
These followed roof collapses last Monday at an empty commercial building in Trois-Rivières and a grocery in Lévis that left two people slightly injured.
Heavy snowfall along with rain on top of the snow has increased the threat of roof collapses across Quebec.
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Thanks to Pierre Demers for these links