2 more snow-covered roofs collapse overnight in Chicago
CHICAGO - The roofs of two more vacant buildings collapsed early Monday after an inch of snow fell on parts of Chicago.
The first collapsed was reported about 3:15 a.m. in the Canaryville neighborhood. Crews found a caved-in roof in the 500 block of West 44th Street, and ordered the building to be demolished, according to Chicago fire spokesman Larry Merritt.
Another cave-in was reported about 6:15 a.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood. Crews found a collapsed roof in the 8500 block of South Commercial Avenue, according to Department of Buildings spokeswoman Mimi Simon.
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No one was hurt in either incident, Merritt said.
Last week, fire officials said at least 19 buildings and structures had collapsed under the weight of snow. On Feb. 17, a man died after a snow-covered awning collapsed on him and another person at an off-track betting site on the Far South Side.