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Low: 9 Winds: N 3-6 mph
Tomorrow: Sun Returns - A Little Warmer but Still Below Average.
High: 31 Winds: SE 4-8 mph
Thursday: Sleet & Light Freezing ...
Collapse Caution: What to Watch For with Heavy Ice and Snow
CENTERVILLE -- If heavy ice and snow isn't enough of a pain to shovel, it could also cause some problems for your home.
Professional home builder Jeff Hurst says the most common collapse outside a home is an awning or carport not properly supported.
"The farther the span the weaker the structure becomes and that's where you get your collapses if it's too thin of a product," says Hurst.
Even with the icy, heavier snow hitting the Miami Valley, Hurst says most homes and roofs are protected due to modern building standards and everything being up to code.
"The biggest problems that we find are roofs that are older that don't have a protective layer along the eave, that's called ice guard and they are poorly insulated," says Hurst.
At Ace Hardware in Centerville, stock is low on shovels, snow blowers and roof rakes. Store Supervisor Joline Tyahur says they only have one rake roof left.
"The snow this year is a lot wetter, especially due to the precipitation, which means it's going to be heavier, it's not that light fluffy snow that everybody is used to," says Tyahur.
"In the next couple of days we're going to be expecting people coming in with broken awnings, the lightweight stuff that they left outside just breaking due to the weight of the snow and the ice piling up on top of it."
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