Roof Of Building Housing Chickens Collapses In Shenandoah

By: Ed Drantch Email
By: Ed Drantch Email

In Shenandoah, some people say, they're still dealing with this weekend's snow fall. Officials say many are still without power and are attending to calls about structure collapses.

Snow in Shenandoah caused the roof on a building housing chickens to collapse. Officials in Page County say they're getting more calls about collapsed roofs, although they say there's not been anything significant, except for this one specific case.

"We're having lots of trouble with power outages, with weight on roofs, people are cautious and think that they see something with their roofs. We make sure we have the buildings officials office come out and check everything, along with the roofs, to make sure all of our citizens are covered," said Wes Shifflett, Coordinator of Emergency Services in Page County.

Page County emergency officials say, each cubic foot of snow weighs about 13 to 16 pounds. On top of a compromised roof, as more snow falls, officials say it could be disastrous.


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