With the recent heavy snowfalls followed by rain and warm weather, beware of leaving yourself at risk of injury or death from snow coming off roofs. A local-area lady died last week when knocked down and covered by heavy snow coming off the roof of her home. Several years ago a local man died under similar circumstances when snow shed off trees covered and suffocated him. These were fit, outdoor-savvy people unable to extricate themselves from heavy snow coming down on them unexpectedly. Please warn your families and kids about the peril of lingering below snow-laden roofs or trees.