Truckee house collapses under snow load

No one was injured in the house collapse.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – On Wednesday April 12, Truckee Fire and Police Departments, as well as, the Town of Truckee Building Department responded to a house that had collapsed.

“Fortunately no one was injured. We have seen a substantial amount of snow in the Greater Tahoe Area over winter and this is a reminder that we may be through the worst of the snow storms, but the snow loading continues to impact structures,” a Truckee PD social media post stated.

A Truckee house collapsed under snow load.

Here are the warning signs that there may be too much snow on a roof, deck or structure:

Doors or windows have become difficult to open

Cracking in drywall

Beam deflection (sagging)

Walls or posts out of plumb

If you notice any of these warning signs, please consider contacting a snow removal company, and consider the professional assessments that may need to take place following these storms. The Contractors’ Association of Truckee-Tahoe (CATT) has a database of local and reliable licensed contractors.

You can also visit the Town of Truckee’s Building Department snow load page for more information.…/buildi…/snow-load-design

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