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Dept. Of Buildings: Remove Snow, Ice From Roofs, Awnings

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NEW YORK (CBS New York) – As temperatures warm up after a wintry mix hit the Tri-State area Tuesday morning the Department of Buildings is asking property owners to remove ice and snow from roofs, overhangs and awnings.

A roof rake is seen at Keough's Paint and Hardware - Stamford, CT - Jan 18, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A roof rake is seen at Keough's Paint and Hardware - Stamford, CT - Jan 18, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Water from melting snow that collects on rooftops could damage the building and  icicles could form posing a threat to pedestrians. Property owners are advised to clear out gutters and roof drains.

New Yorkers should call 311 to report any unsafe conditions.

The Department of Buildings said weather advisories are strictly a courtesy to remind owners to prepare their properties for inclement weather.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports from Stamford

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

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