WOBURN (CBS) – A Target store in Woburn reopened Sunday, a day after shoppers were evacuated due to concerns about the structural integrity of the store’s roof.
An army of 130 workers equipped with shovels got up on the roof to help clear the heavy packs of snow. A crane was later called in because there was just so much of it.
WBZ-TV’s Peg Rusconi reports.
The crews worked to get the store open Sunday, but first made sure everything was safe.
“Not so much a problem, just more of an awareness of the amount of snow we had recently. As you can tell, we had a lot of snow over the last couple weeks. So, we just took some precautionary measures to make sure our guests and team members are absolutely safe,” said Ed Grimes, a Target employee. “I’ve been here now about 12 years, and this is the worst I’ve seen it.”
Once on the ground, snow was then dumped into a large snow melter.