Snow, ice takes toll on Bronx rooftops

A roof in Kingsbridge collapsed last week due to heavy snow while the homeowners were out. There were no injuries. (2/10/14)

THE BRONX - The recent snowfalls and wintry conditions have not only taken its toll on borough roads, but also on rooftops across New York City.

A roof in Kingsbridge collapsed last week due to heavy snow while the homeowners were out. There were no injuries.

Carmine Fioccola, owner of Tri-Boro Insulating and Roofing, says the snowy weather has some roofs and gutters at maximum capacity.

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He says roof collapses are rare, but residents should be aware of leaks in attics and ceilings when the snow melts. He also recommends cleaning gutters before the winter.

Experts say residents should leave rooftop snow and ice removal to professionals, and not to try it themselves.

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