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Roof collapses from snow

INDEPENDENCE (KWWL) -- One farm family woke up to a loud crash and more than $75,000 of damage.

The Slifes first thought they heard the snow melting off the house only later to discover that the majority of their shed had collapsed.

"Usually the steel roof, the snow will slid off, but with the snow last week -- it didn't have time to melt off so it accumulated again," Owner Carol Slife said.

The two feet of snow on the building was heavy enough to damage the two tractors in the building.

"Luckily we don't milk anymore; otherwise, there would have been a lot of cows in here," Slife said.

A monetary amount of damage is still unknown, and the Slifes are still waiting to see what their insurance will cover.

ONLINE PRODUCER: Jackie Manternach

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