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Snapped roof forces woman out of her home after winter storm

On Sunday, March 3, the weight of snow and sleet falling in Covington caused Ferrell's roof to completely snap. She was trapped inside her house for hours until rescuers could clear a path to get inside. On Sunday, March 3, the weight of snow and sleet falling in Covington caused Ferrell's roof to completely snap. She was trapped inside her house for hours until rescuers could clear a path to get inside.
There are several holes in Ferrell's roof and cracks along the walls and ceilings. Her garage wall was also forced off of its foundation. There are several holes in Ferrell's roof and cracks along the walls and ceilings. Her garage wall was also forced off of its foundation.
Insurance adjustors say Ferrell will have to move out of her house while it is rebuilt. She plans to live with her grandson until her new home is ready. Insurance adjustors say Ferrell will have to move out of her house while it is rebuilt. She plans to live with her grandson until her new home is ready.
"You couldn't get out the front door, you couldn't get out the carport because it was all over my car. You couldn't go out the backdoor because it was frozen," she said. "You couldn't get out the front door, you couldn't get out the carport because it was all over my car. You couldn't go out the backdoor because it was frozen," she said.

(WMC-TV) – A Covington woman's roof snapped right down the middle last week due to snow and ice buildup. Insurance adjusters say she cannot live in her home until it is repaired.

Ms. Sue Ferrell has to lift up a tarp in order to enter and exit her home.

"I'm sad, my home. It's been mine for 43 years and now look at it," she said.

Ferrell never thought mother nature would force her out.

"I was just about asleep and I heard this racket. It sounded like a bunch of animals or something fighting, but then when I got to the window, I found it was something else," she explained.

On Sunday, March 3, the weight of snow and sleet falling in Covington caused Ferrell's roof to completely snap. She was trapped inside her house for hours until rescuers could clear a path to get inside.

"You couldn't get out the front door, you couldn't get out the carport because it was all over my car. You couldn't go out the backdoor because it was frozen," she said.

There are several holes in Ferrell's roof and cracks along the walls and ceilings. Her garage wall was also forced off of its foundation.

"Never thought it'd happen to me either, but we're all safe and I got good insurance," she added.

Insurance adjustors say Ferrell will have to move out of her house while it is rebuilt. She plans to live with her grandson until her new home is ready.

"I'm gonna get lots of new things in there," she laughed. "It'll look like a difference place maybe."

While Ferrell and her friends continue their cleanup, they are also keeping their fingers crossed nothing like this ever happens again.

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