Town official: Snow is creating emergency conditions

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CORNWALL — Snow is the word on everyone’s lips. Cornwall First Selectman Gordon Ridgway was anxious to get the word out about issues it’s causing — and precautions residents and businesses should take.

He broke it down to a list of three: snowload on roofs, ice damming and emergency access.

“We are beyond the point of just waiting for it to melt,” Ridgway said. “We don’t know what else is coming and we are already at a marginal point.”

Anyone who has not cleared snow from roofs, especially those with a shallow pitch, is pressing their luck.

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