, Salem, MA


February 4, 2011

Danger above

Post-storm roof troubles plague the North Shore


Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody was also closed yesterday in part because of concerns about too much snow on its big, flat rooftop.

"I was concerned this morning, and I wanted to have it checked out to make sure it was safe," said Sister Cathy Fleming, the school principal.

Upon inspection, the building actually only had about a foot-thick layer of snow.

"It's unbelievable. I think it was probably the wind that blew it off," Fleming said. "We have people up (on the roof) right now blowing it off, so it shouldn't be a problem."

Also in Peabody, the Workout World fitness center's snow-covered roof was being assessed yesterday afternoon by the building inspector and firefighters.

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