Family Grateful For Help After Barn Roof Collapse


Scores of neighbors turned out to help Thursday after the roof on a barn collapsed at Eric and Amanda Croniser's dairy farm on Route 12D in Talcottville.

"We have a lot of good neighbors. They don't know how much we appreciate this," Amanda Croniser told 7 News. "There were a lot of people here I didn't even know."

The weight of the last 10 days' snow caused the barn roof to partly collapse at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Eric Croniser said half of the 200-foot roof caved in on top of his hay.

The hay is stored in a loft above his cows.

No cows were injured. Neighbors helped clear 2,500 bales of hay and remove the damaged part of the roof.

Meanwhile, officials are urging people who live in the central and southern parts of Lewis County to shovel off the roofs of their barns and sheds. 

Officials are concerned about the potential for roofs collapsing under the weight of all the snow the county has gotten.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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