Roof Collapse Threat Growing, Closes School District CBS Boston

WEST NEWBURY (CBS) Multiple roofs have already collapsed under the weight of several feet of snow in Massachusetts, and the growing danger has canceled classes at one school district for the rest of the week.

Hingham police responded to a commercial building roof collapse on South Street late Tuesday morning. The top floor of the building was vacant and no one was injured.

(Photo credit: David Frank)

A building roof collapsed on South Street in Hingham. (Photo credit: David Frank)

Six schools in the Pentucket Regional School District, located in Merrimac, Groveland and West Newbury, won t open until after February vacation because of concerns of a possible roof collapse.

Snow Dangers: Tips To Prevent Roofs From Collapsing1

On Tuesday morning, Rockland firefighters reported a roof collapse at Piano Mill, a piano store on Center Avenue. A $500,000 grand piano once owned by Liberace may have been damaged2 in the collapse.

A trained weather spotter in Rockland said 29 inches of snow fell during the most recent storm, according to the National Weather Service.

Police tape in front of Piano Mill, where a roof partially collapsed (Photo credit Doug Cope/WBZ)

Police tape in front of Piano Mill, where a roof partially collapsed (Photo credit Doug Cope/WBZ)

In Auburn, police said the roof collapsed Tuesday at Teamworks, an indoor training facility on St.

Mark Street that is not currently in use.

No one was inside at the time.

A roof collapse at Teamworks in Auburn (Photo credit Auburn police)

A roof collapse at Teamworks in Auburn (Photo credit Auburn police)

Seven workers were inside a sheet metal company in Rockland on Monday when the roof came crashing down, but all escaped injury.

A roof collapse at a Rockland building (Photo credit @RocklandFire)

A roof collapse at a Rockland building (Photo credit @RocklandFire)

We heard a noise like a piece of metal twisting and all of a sudden the whole ceiling came in like a freight train, worker Mike Scolaro told WBZ-TV.

It was scary, I won t lie to you.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 s Doug Cope reports

References

  1. ^ Snow Dangers: Tips To Prevent Roofs From Collapsing (boston.cbslocal.com)
  2. ^ may have been damaged (boston.cbslocal.com)

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