No injuries were reported after a roof buckled under the weight of snow and ice at a Pactiv Corp. facility in New York.
The location in Canandaigua, N.Y., reported the problem to authorities at about 7:30 p.m. March 3 and had the facility evacuated when firefighters arrived, Canandaigua Fire Chief Mark Marentette said March 4.
“Their roof started to buckle. I believe it dropped three feet, but it didn't collapse. We were called because they were worried that it was going to come down,” the chief said. The roof did not collapse.
Firefighters were on scene for about six hours, Marentette said.
A call to Pactiv, which makes food packaging products, to seek additional information March 4 was not immediately returned.
Canandaigua is located about 27 miles southeast of Rochester, N.Y.
This was the second time on March 3 that a plastics facility reported roof problems caused by the weather.
Most of the roof, under the weight of snow, collapsed on a building used for storage and as a pallet-making shop for Charter Plastics Inc. of Titusville, Pa., a pipe maker. Production was not impacted at Charter Plastics.