Feb 23, 2015 10:48 AM

Hooksett partial roof collapse displaces residents


HOOKSETT - Apartment buildings at 126 Mammoth Road were empty Monday after heavy snow and ice caused a partial roof collapse. Residents were asleep in their homes around 4 a.m. when they said they heard a loud bang.

"We were immediately evacuated and I could only grab what I could," said Mike Arnold, a resident at the building. Arnold said he and several other residents made calls to maintenance and the property management group, Sequal, about clearing the roof.

At first, their calls went unanswered, and then early last week workers arrived to clear the roofs.

Clearing was stopped when Occupational Safety and Health Administration removed the workers when they were not properly tethered and harnessed down.

The Hooksett Fire Department said they are securing the building and are working with residents to enter the building safely to collect more personal items.

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