Dept. Of Buildings: Remove Snow, Ice From Roofs, Awnings

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snow6As temperatures warm up after a wintry mix hit the Tri-State area this morning the Department of Buildings is asking property owners to remove ice and snow from roofs, overhangs and awnings.

Water from melting snow that collects on rooftops could damage the building and icicles could form posing a threat to pedestrians. Property owners are advised to clear out gutters and roof drains.

New Yorkers should call 311 to report any unsafe conditions.

The Department of Buildings said weather advisories are strictly a courtesy to remind owners to prepare their properties for inclement weather.

{CBS New York/}



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