- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The roof of a suburban Philadelphia church caved in during Saturday’s blizzard, causing substantial damage and sending the pastor scrambling to get a video feed in place from his home in time for Sunday services.

Pastor Lee Wiggins says the roof collapse caused more than $1 million in damage to the 1,100-seat auditorium at Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

He says it’ll take about six months to repair.

Wiggins says the falling roof, overwhelmed by about two feet of snow, ruptured pipes from the church’s fire suppression system and flooded the sanctuary.

He says local churches and warehouses have offered space, but he’s hoping they can use a church gymnasium that appears unaffected by the damage.

Wiggins set up a web stream from his living room to conduct Sunday’s masses and update parishioners on the damage.

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