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Snow-weary Northeasterners warned about potential collapses of over-burdened roofs

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    Two men clear snow off a roof of a home in North Andover, Mass. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Beleaguered Massachusetts residents returned to work on Monday for the first time since the weekend blizzard, crawling along narrow snow-covered secondary roads and being greeted by a new wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (The Associated Press)

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    A state worker punches a hole in snow so standing water on a bridge can drain in East Lyme, Conn., Monday Feb. 11, 2013. As electricity returns and highways reopen, some Northeast residents tried to get back to their weekday routines Monday following the massive snowstorm that had millions digging out from New York to Maine. (AP Photo/Robert Ray) (The Associated Press)

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    Vehicles try to maneuver across snow and ice-covered state Route 112 in Medford, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. While major highways on eastern Long Island were beginning to recover from a weekend blizzard, many local roads remained covered in snow and ice two days after the storm. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman) (The Associated Press)

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    Rick Atwood clears memorial stones at Atwood Memorial Company in Haverhill, Mass. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Beleaguered Massachusetts residents returned to work on Monday for the first time since the weekend blizzard, crawling along narrow snow-covered secondary roads and being greeted by a new wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (The Associated Press)

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    Matt Church enjoys his breakfast at a coffee shop in downtown Haverhill, Mass., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Beleaguered Massachusetts residents returned to work on Monday for the first time since the weekend blizzard, crawling along narrow snow-covered secondary roads and being greeted by a new wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (The Associated Press)

Snow-weary Northeasterners still digging out driveways and clearing roads from a weekend storm are facing possible danger from above as well. Officials are warning about roofs collapsing from the weight of snow and ice along with recent rainfall.

In Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the number of reported roof collapses across Connecticut had grown to at least 16 by early evening on Monday, up from five in the morning. He warned places with flat roofs, like schools, to get them cleared.

Police on Long Island evacuated one of the area's biggest malls on Monday because of major roof leaks. The Smith Haven Mall in Suffolk County was cleared by 4 p.m. Monday after significant leaks were detected in more than two dozen stores. Police worried the roof could collapse.