WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Heavy snow caused two Franklin County barns to collapse Monday afternoon, killing and injuring several cows, according to emergency officials.
Units from the Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., fire departments responded to 14164 Harbaugh Church Road in Washington Township, where several head of cattle were trapped and injured, said Richie Haywood, captain of the Blue Ridge Summit Fire Department.
"We just lifted the roof and debris off the cattle to get them free," he said.
He said it took about a dozen men an hour to free all of the cattle, and he did not know the extent of the injuries to the cattle Monday afternoon.
Haywood recommended that residents concerned about the threat of a building collapse try to remove some of the snow from the roof.