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At least 30 roof collapses, 90 partial collapses

Posted at 6:58 AM, Nov 21, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-16 06:58:55-05

At least 30 buildings in Erie County have collapsed and another 90 have experienced partial collapsing. Hundreds of others have been deemed unstable.

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Areas of Western New York had five feet of snow dumped on them by a persistent lake effect snow band Tuesday into Wednesday. Then an additional two to three feet fell on some of the same communities on Thursday.

MORE | Weight of snow will increase on homes as rain begins to fall on Saturday

The weight of the snow has compromised buildings, causing mass evacuations, and entirely collapsing others. Here are the ones 7 Eyewitness News has been able to reach:

Building inspectors will be out in force on Friday to monitor hundreds of homes and inspect others. Officials say the danger signs are cracks in the walls, doors that won't close, and walls or ceiling bowing out.

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If you're hearing noises and seeing these signs or feel the building move or shift at all, evacuate immediately.