- Associated Press - Saturday, December 7, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire officials are reminding residents and business owners to consider removing snow and ice from roofs before some anticipated rain Monday.

They say the combination of heavy snowfall over the past few days, followed by rain that can’t pour off the roof as it normally would, can cause additional weight and put stress on a roof.

“A roof may collapse with little or no warning, and one common misconception is that only flat roofs are susceptible,” said State Fire Marshal Paul Parisi. “With changing winter weather that can bring us snow, rain, and freezing rain in a short timeframe, it’s important to regularly assess the roof of your home or business.

Home and business owners are also encouraged to keep all chimneys and vents clear to prevent carbon monoxide from backing up into the building.

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