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News stories tagged with "snow-removal"

Gregg Halsted, Canton.
Gregg Halsted, Canton.

Snow shovelers clamber up to the roof

As the snow piles up across the North Country, homeowners are looking nervously at those deep drifts piling up on their roofs. Snow can also block furnace and drier vents.

Officials say roof collapses are rare, but a few high-profile barn collapses have residents eager to get their roofs shoveled.

That's keeping contractors busy. David Sommerstein spoke with one on a rooftop in Canton yesterday.  Go to full article
You have things like oils and other fluids from automobiles and trucks. You have pet wastes. So these can all cause problems.

Snow removal pits clean streets against clean water

There's been an historic amount of snowfall around the Northeast. Snow totals range from 5 feet in Burlington, almost 7 feet in New York City, to almost 6 feet in Boston.

The extreme snowfall has pitted disposing snow against protecting the water. Many cities in the Northeast have run out of places to put the snow. They're asking for permission to dump it in waterways. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Monica Brady-Myerov reports from Boston.  Go to full article

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