- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Homeowners struggling to contain ice dams on their homes have a sympathetic ear from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

The governor said Thursday that he and his wife, Lauren, are dealing with ice dams and icicles at their own home in Swampscott. During his monthly “Ask the Governor” program on WGBH-FM, he described placing pots and pans, plastic bags and towels around the house to collect leaking water that is then dumped into a bathtub each morning.

Baker said he even climbed on his roof at one point to clear off snow.

It’s a familiar scenario for thousands of homeowners after multiple storms in recent weeks have left several feet of snow on roofs, leading to costly damage from ice dams, along with the threat of roof collapses.

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