WA Heavy Snow Collapses Roof

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 6:11 pm
By: News 9

Heavy rain expected later this week could only add to problems with collapsing  roofs across the Inland Northwest.

Early Tuesday morning the roof collapsed at the 5 Mile Business Park in North  Spokane.

That's near Cedar and Woodside Place, just north of Francis.

Firefighters say it appears the snow was never cleared off the roofs.

Up to 2 inches of rain is possible by Thursday and much of that moisture will  be absorbed by snow already on roofs and buildings. Eventually, temperatures  near 40 degrees will help melt the snow.