Another roof collapses near Lake Tahoe
A season’s worth of snow caused a roof to collapse at a home near Meyers.
The Lake Valley Fire Protection District was notified of the collapse at a home off Nahane Drive Wednesday morning. According to a Facebook post by the district, a season’s worth of snow caused the flat roof and deck over a two-car garage to collapse. Crews immediately shut off gas to the property.
After contacting the homeowner, firefighters learned the home was a second residence and nobody was inside when the roof collapsed. Firefighters also removed snow from the property in order to prevent additional damage.
The incident is at least the third major collapse in the area in as many months. Heavy snow in January caused a collapse at the Green Tahoe Market and Liquor Store located in the Pioneer Center on Harrison Avenue. And earlier this month, the roof of a home on Kingsbury Grade collapsed under a heavy snow load. Nobody was injured in those incidents.
The most recent collapse is yet another reminder to clear roofs and decks of excessive snow, the Lake Valley Fire Protection District wrote in its Facebook post.
“The weight of the snow on the structure in combination with additional snow and rain can cause structures to collapse.”