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Greenhouse roofs collapse under heavy snow



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SYRACUSE -- The winter storm caused major problems at a nursery in Syracuse Sunday.

Snow piled up on the roofs of several greenhouses at Stoker's Nursery and Greenhouse, causing four of the seven to collapse.

Because of the fragile structure of the buildings, the only way to get rid of the snow was to use heat. However, despite the owner's best efforts to melt the snow, it proved to be too heavy.

Greenhouse roofs collapse under heavy snow

"You can't go faster than Mother Nature wants you to right now," said owner Sid Stoker. "We had them at 70 degrees. It just built up on there to the point that they fell down."

Stoker estimated it would cost $120,000 to rebuild the greenhouses.

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