Durango, Colo. (AP) With nearly 6 feet of snow falling in Durango in just over a month, mounds of snow left piled on roofs have raised concerns about collapse.
Durango Fire and Rescue Authority Spokesman Dave Abercrombie says some structures are on the verge of caving in.
A large vacant metal structure that housed a skating rink in the 1960s collapsed under the weight of the snow yesterday, as did a structure built over a mobile home.
No injuries were immediately reported.
Concerns about the amount of snow on roofs at Fort Lewis College prompted officials to close the campus for the second day in a row Tuesday.
The roof of the old Fine Arts building at the school collapsed under 4 feet of snow on January 19th, 1993.
Last month, the city received 37.78 inches of snow.
So far this month, the city has received 23.2 inches of snow -- surpassing February's average of 14.9 inches.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus