WOONSOCKET â€” Concerns over the stability of roofs at local schools has put students out of school for another day. School Committee Chairman Marc Dubois said a decision to close city schools today was made last night after some roof support buckling was detected at the Citizenâ€™s Elementary School by Henry Trudeau, maintenance supervisor.
A check of the impact of heavy snow and ice on the Citizens roof by city building officials and engineers indicated the need for more study of the roof structure today. Concerns were also raised about the walkway canopy at Leo A. Savoie, Dubois said. All school buildings will be checked for damage or weaknesses while school is closed, Dubois said.