Roof inspections ordered in Conn. city to reduce risk of cave-ins from snow

Structural inspections have been required for old buildings and those with flat roofs in Danbury, Conn., to reduce the risk of cave-ins caused by snow build up from storms. “There’s a snow test they can do, they can figure out how much weight can be held by the roof. If it looks like it’s going to be more than what the roof can stand then we’re ordering people to shovel the roof,” said Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Meanwhile, people are already shoveling their roofs in other areas in the state to prepare for snow storms, according to this article.