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Editorial: Beware of ice dams after major snowfall

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With the recent heavy snowfall, it might be necessary to clean off the roof to prevent a cave-in or stop leaks into the attic that could wreck shingles.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security reminds consumers that ice dams can lead to expensive repairs and hazards - and are frequently preventable. Ice dams are caused by the presence of warm air in the attic, combined with snow on the roof and the right weather conditions.

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