Ceiling tiles falling in C.L. Meigs' New York Life office this morning at 318 S. Main prompted emergency and law enforcement officials to close some downtown buildings temporarily, including the Tribune.


Ceiling tiles falling in C.L. Meigs' New York Life office this morning at 318 S. Main prompted emergency and law enforcement officials to close some downtown buildings temporarily, including the Tribune.

Officials said the appearance of the roof of the New York Life building gave them cause for concern, although the extent of the damage is not certain.

The weight of snow from this weekend's blizzard has been pressing especially hard on downtown structures with lower roofs, which served as a dumping ground for snow blowing from the tops of their taller neighbors.

Pratt County Emergency Manager Tim Branscom encouraged building owners to call the Law Enforcement Center at 672-5551 to report leaking roofs. Officials will then make an assessment of the risk posed by the leaks.