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VIDEO: Elma roof collapses under weight of snow

Posted at 5:43 PM, Nov 20, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-15 17:23:56-05

Elma resident Dan Gedraitis was in for a surprise when the roof of his Florida room collapsed under the weight of snow on Wednesday.

Unbelievably, he was able to catch it all camera. Watch the video in the player above.

After more than six feet of snow in recent days, many are dealing with the threat of structural collapse as snow continues.

West Seneca has been one of the areas most heavily hit.

There is a giant hole where a roof used to be at a graphics company in West Seneca.

VSP Marketing Graphic Group, which is the official graphics company of the Buffalo Bills, was closed at the time the roof collapsed on one of their buildings at their West Seneca headquarters located at 10 Dyke Road.

Though no one was hurt, the damage is extensive. CEO and President Trace George estimates it will take half a million dollars to conduct repairs to the building and to digital printing equipment, which was severely damaged or destroyed in the collapse.

Emergency crews are also evacuating everyone from the French Quarter Mobile Home Park in West Seneca unless they sign a waiver.

The trailer structures are severely compromised. There has already been one or two roof collapses and many of the homes are without heat. Some residents opted to stay Thursday morning but a total evacuation is now taking place and unless residents sign a waiver they will not be allowed to stay.