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Malloy advises residents to clear snow from their roofs

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

After several roof collapses were reported over the past two days, the governor is reminding that they should be clearing their roofs of snow.

"With several weeks of winter still remaining and substantial snow already on many roofs, it is imperative that residents, businesses and governments guard against potential collapses," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The governor said the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will be inspecting all the state buildings and agricultural facilities to see if snow needs to be removed from any of them.

"Residents should be aggressive about protecting their structures. With forecasters predicting an active storm pattern to continue over the next few weeks, now is the time to start clearing snow from your roofs to prevent heavy buildup," Malloy said.

The governor also asked residents to assist their elderly neighbors with the roof raking.

If you cannot rake your own roof, Malloy said residents should check with the Better Business Bureau "to ensure the quality of the vendor."

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