Two more partial roof collapses have been reported in Suffolk County after a blizzard blanketed parts of eastern Long Island in a record 33 inches of snow over the weekend.

The roof collapsed at a vacant Nappa Auto Parts store at the corner of Main Street and Rider Avenue in Patchogue on Tuesday morning, according to Suffolk County police and Patchogue village officials.

The ceiling also collapsed at 30 Minute Photo on Fort Salonga Road in East Northport due to water leakage, taking down wires in the process, according to police.

Firefighters responded to the scene in both cases. There were no reported injuries in either collapse.

The incidents come after Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove was forced to close at 4 p.m. Monday because water leaked into several stores. All but six stores reopened Tuesday afternoon.

A mall spokeswoman said reports that the mall’s roof partially collapsed are untrue. The Fire Marshall has been inspecting the mall.

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Smithtown Bowl also suffered a partial roof collapse over the weekend.



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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.