Pollock Pines Businesses Suffering Under Weight Of Snow
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POLLOCK PINES (CBS13) – The sun may be out, but several business in Pollock Pines are still dealing with the aftermath from last week’s storms.
Heavy snow piled up on the roofs of businesses is causing problems. A Safeway store and CVS Pharmacy reopened late this morning after being shutdown over fears of a potential roof collapse.
The stores were evacuated Sunday evening after cracks were noticed in walls. Crews worked last night to clear away some of the snow. Workers estimate they removed anywhere from 10 to 20 tons off the roof.
Fire fighters and building inspectors checked out the stores this morning. Despite walls that had been compressed by the weight of the snow, the buildings were deemed safe.
One cubic foot of snow can weigh 20 or 30 pounds which means tens of thousand of pounds of wet snow weighing down these roofs.
Over the weekend, the roof of the Knotty Lanes Bowling Alley in Pollock Pines caved in just as customers were told to get out.
A True Value Hardware closed as well after windows shattered as snow compressed the walls of that business.
Fire fighters have also been called to check out the roof of a steakhouse in Pollock Pines.