Day 4: Roof Snow Forces Evacuation

1 decade 2 years 1 week ago Tuesday, December 05 2006 Dec 5, 2006 Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:26:48 AM CST December 05, 2006 in News

Essential employees were relocated to another state building. All other employees were sent home. Many expect to be able to work from home.

Once the buildings were empty, a crew started shoveling the snow out of the roofs. Even though six men were removing snow non stop, they only shoveled a small part of the roof by mid-afternoon. But these buildings weren't the only places with roof snow problems. St. Mary's Health Care decided to close one of its clinics for the same reason.

"The roofs were carrying so much snow that some water was leaking into the ceiling tiles," Marketing and PR Coordinator Patrick Walker said.

And across town, Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan also brought in a roof clearing crew.

One of the buildings on Wildwood houses birth and death certificates. Drummond said anyone in need of a copy of either will need to go to their local public health agency until further notice.

Officials said cleaning will continue at the Department of Health on Tuesday and that employees should not go into work.

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