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    Posted January 24, 2011 by
    McQuick
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    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Wintry weather near you

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    Record breaking snowfall in Alberta, Canada results in roof collapse

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Corinne Carlson of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada shot this video of her husband David Carlson while he was blowing snow off his roof. David told me, 'there is a real fear of many roof collapses because of all the compacted snow combined with warming temepertures. It has made driving down residential roads nearly impossible. The elderly are having a very difficult time.'

    Record breaking snowfall in much of Alberta, Canada has resulted in people taking some unorthodox methods of clearing snow from roof tops.

     

    Here, in this video, David Carlson takes a snow blower to his roof.  In some spots the snow was nearly 4 feet deep.

     

    So far, one business in Spruce Grove (just west of Edmonton) has had its roof collapse during business hours http://tinyurl.com/5wu9gtn Fortunately no one was killed or injured in that incident.  The sudden warming trend this week is expected to make matters even worse as the snow pack compresses.

     

    The record amount of snow fall this year is largely thought to be an effect of La Niña weather patterns.

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