Nor'easter Blows Off Roof At O’Brien Towers In Quincy


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QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Residents are being temporarily relocated after the nor’easter ripped off part of the roof at an apartment complex in Quincy Wednesday morning.

Residents in twelve units on the seventh floor of the O’Brien Towers will call a hotel home for the next few nights as crews work to replace the entire roof.

The Executive Director of the Quincy Housing Authority, James Marathas, said the piece measured 400 feet long by 40 feet wide.

“It peeled off the roof, blew across the roof and went down the back of the building and landed on top of the maintenance shop," he said.

A generator is being used at the building because of an ongoing power outage and two cranes were being brought in to help put up a temporary roof.

“We have a large crew out there,” Marathas said. “We have quite a bit of water coming through the seventh floor.”

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In an effort to keep people’s spirits up, the housing authority was offering coffee, pastries, snacks and pizza to residents.

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