Tolland Officials Urge Residents, Business Owners to Check Roofs for Snow | NBC Connecticut

Tolland Officials Urge Residents, Business Owners to Check Roofs for Snow



    Officials in Tolland are urging residents and business owners in town to check roofs for snow to avoid problems with leaks.

    “Current weather models are forecasting an active storm pattern, which is expected to continue for the next few weeks. For the next 4 days, temperatures will be above normal for this time of the year which will cause some limited melting of the deep snowpack. This will likely be offset by around ¼” – ½” of rain that may add some additional weight to existing roofs. However if any thunderstorms occur later this week, they may bring a quick inch of rainfall to parts of the state,” William P. Shea, deputy commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, said in a statement.

    Officials are urging people in town to check snow and ice accumulation on rooftops, canopies and other structures “now” and take immediate measures to reduce heavy loads.

    They also urged residents to clear snow and ice from around building foundations to reduce the chance of basement flooding.

    Roof collapses or other structural damages in Tolland should be reported to Tolland Emergency Management. 

    E-mail information to or call 860-871-3677 x 2142. Please include the owner's contact information, location, date, time and if possible, photographs. 

    In an emergency dial 911.

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