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Discussion: Collapsed roof

in: Tyrannosaurus; Tyrannosaurus > 2019-03-10

Mar 12, 2019 2:50 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Is this from the weight of snow?

(I'm always on the lookout for information about impacts of extreme weather/climate events - which have not been in short supply in Montana this winter).
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Mar 12, 2019 10:35 PM # 
Tyrannosaurus:
Yes, the weight of the snow on the flat-roofed gym was too much for the structure to handle. People have been saying that February was especially snowy here.

Other flat-roofed buildings were deemed safe, although the university took precautions to remove snow from those other buildings, and at least one roof was bowing somewhat.

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