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Courtesy Javi Gil: A partial roof collapse happened at a Seabrook strip mall Sunday morning. The mall is not open yet and there were no injuries reported.

Feb 15, 2015 8:40 AM

Partial roof collapses in Portsmouth, Seabrook; more than 120 accidents reported


Heavy over night snow led to a partial roof collapse at Patriots Park in Portsmouth.

The American Red Cross responded to the building overnight, but none of the families needed help at that time, said Maria Devlin, CEO of the New Hampshire and Vermont region.

Later in the morning, fire crews returned to the complex for a second roof that was showing signs of buckling.

Another partial roof collapse in Seabrook had been reported, and a tennis club in North Hampton also was in danger of collapse.

In Seabrook, the strip mall was closed at the time, but three businesses have been affected. The Department of Safety is urging the public to make sure their roofs are cleared.

Most drivers heeded warnings to stay off the roads. State Police said there were more than 120 accidents since the start of the storm but did not have exact totals as the computer that gives that report was not working properly.

State Police said the most serious of those accidents happened Sunday morning at the junction of Interstates 93 and 89 when a tractor-trailer truck jackknifed. No serious injuries were reported in any of the accidents.

Although several activies had been canceled over the weekend, the World Championship Sled Dog Derby in Laconia continued for its fourth day Sunday.


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