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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Michael Longman, with Virginia Beach Roofing, said he’s received 20 calls in the past two days for roof problems — all likely because of this week’s snowstorm.

On Friday, Longman was looking for the cause of a leak in a homeowner’s bathroom.

“Major leaks, you usually get leaks where you never had them before,” he said. “Snow will definitely tell you where your leaks are after a snow like this.”

But the real work won’t start until Mother Nature says so.

“When I moved the snow back, there’s nothing but ice,” Longman said. “Too slippery and too dangerous, it just doesn’t make sense.”

So what can you do with all the snow on your roof? Wait for the weather to get better, Longman said.

The concern for roof collapses comes from mostly flat roofs with a lot of water ponding on them. Longman said homeowners should avoid going on the roof in snowy and icy conditions.

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