Roof collapses at Chantilly school

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The blizzard that shut down the Washington area last weekend caused part of the roof to collapse above the music room at St. Timothy School in Chantilly.

According to J. Reid Herlihy, director of the diocesan office of planning, construction and facilities, wind blew the snow over the peak of the roof on one side causing the collapse.

Herlihy, who visited the site Jan. 25, said that a structural engineer was sent out to report on the damage and determine a reason for the collapse.

Herlihy also said that the parish called in John D. Clayborne Inc., a general contractor, to run temporary power to the affected area and to help assess the damage.

The school has been closed all week because of the storm.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2016