Ice dam causes ceiling to collapse in mens’ apartment

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Photo by Craig White

By Christy Ulmet

Craig White, Sean Kilpatrick and Caleb Willis were gifted with a skylight in their apartment, or rather, a giant hole in the ceiling and tons of insulation scattered all through their living room.

Last week’s winter weather caused the ceiling to collapse Sunday morning in the three mens’ living room, leaving them with a gaping hole above them covered by a tarp until further notice.

The hole was caused by what is known as an “ice dam,” which occurs when ice that has accumulated on roofs melts into gutters and then refreezes.

Ice damming has caused issues all over Middle Tennessee in the past week as a result of the ice and snow storms. Dan Boone, university president, is also cleaning up from an ice dam that collapsed in his home over the weekend.

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