Partial roof collapses reported in Va., Md.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service respond to a roof collapse in Gaithersburg, Md. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. More than 200 people were displaced. (MCFRS via Twitter)
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service respond to a partial roof collapse in Gaithersburg, Md. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. More than 200 people were displaced. (MCFRS via Twitter)

A roof collapse in Gaithersburg, Md. displaced more than 200 people on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (MCFRS via Twitter)
A partial roof collapse in Gaithersburg, Md. displaced more than 200 people on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (MCFRS via Twitter)

A roof collapsed was reported in Gaithersburg, Md., displacing more than 200 people on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 (MCFRS via Twitter)
A partial roof collapsed was reported in Gaithersburg, Md., displacing more than 200 people on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 (MCFRS via Twitter)

This was the scene at a barn in Poolesville, Md., which led to the displacement of 35 horses. (MCFRS via Twitter)
This was the scene at a barn in Poolesville, Md., where 35 horses were displaced on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (MCFRS via Twitter)

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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service respond to a roof collapse in Gaithersburg, Md. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. More than 200 people were displaced. (MCFRS via Twitter)
A roof collapse in Gaithersburg, Md. displaced more than 200 people on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (MCFRS via Twitter)
A roof collapsed was reported in Gaithersburg, Md., displacing more than 200 people on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 (MCFRS via Twitter)
This was the scene at a barn in Poolesville, Md., which led to the displacement of 35 horses. (MCFRS via Twitter)

WASHINGTON — The heavy weight of snow is causing some buildings to give in around the Washington region.

Firefighters evacuated 67 residents from Coverstone apartment complex in Manassas, Virginia early Sunday morning after a partial roof collapse. One roof collapsed and another was showing signs of failure.

Several people were trapped and had to be rescued. No injuries were reported. The National Weather Service reports the City of Manassas ended up with 30 inches of snow.

In Gaithersburg, Maryland, a partial roof collapse occurred at a utility building at the Potomac Oaks condos. It displaced 225 residents Saturday.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials say the collapse occurred at a building that houses utility equipment, which meant that power and water had to be cut off. Ride-On buses arrived to help residents get to shelter.

The Gaithersburg residents weren’t the only ones affected by a roof collapse during blizzard conditions on Saturday.

In Poolesville, a section of a barn on Sugarland Road collapsed, leaving 35 horses without shelter. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue assisted and had to battle snowdrifts to get the horses to safety. A tractor and plow cleared snow so the animals could be moved. Three horses needed some medical attention, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

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