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More Snow, Rain Hit Exeter After Blizzard

Rain could increase the danger of roof collapses across the state.

After a weekend blizzard dropped more than 2 feet of snow on town, more snow blanketed Exeter Monday.

A light snow fell in the morning before things turned to rain at about noon. Snow accumulation was about a half-inch.

The snow forced some closings in the area, including the cancellation of afternoon classes at the Exeter Day School, according to WMUR-TV.

The rain is expected to last through the afternoon. It could increase the danger of roof collapses across the state by weighing down snow.

The good news? Temperatures will stay above freezing Monday night, and Tuesday will be clear and feature a high temperature of 47 degrees—preventing icing.

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Jason Claffey February 11, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Here's safety advice from the NH fire marshal's office: "Remove snow from low pitch or flat roofs. Using a snow rake from the ground, remove snow from any roof with a low or flat pitch including any roof that is suspected of premature failure. Start early, don’t wait. With each additional inch of rain that falls, the snow on roofs will increase with weight. Dense snow is harder and more dangerous to remove. Clear snow away from vents. Direct vented equipment normally utilizes a horizontal venting arrangement. Walk around your house. If your heating equipment, such as a furnace or water heater, is located in the basement, you will normally find your direct vent termination just above the ground on the outside wall. It might be plastic pipe or metal pipe. Clear snow away from these important vents. This includes dryer vents." –The Editor

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