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A Canada goose crashed through the roof of the Springfield Firefighters Lake Club, leaving a two-foot square hole. Courtesy of Dan Kerhlikar.

More than snow fell during the blizzard

February 20, 2011 at 06:57 AM

The State Journal-Register

Start with a Canada goose flying high overhead.

Then recall the formula for the acceleration due to gravity. That’s 9.8 meters per second squared, for those of you who were not paying attention in school.

Put them together and the result is pretty simple, really.

Just ask the members of the Springfield Firefighters Club near Lake Springfield.

Not long after the recent blizzard, club members started noticing dripping water that suggested a leak.

“We saw some leakage and then the other day it got worse,” said J.D. Knox, former chief of the Springfield Fire Department. “But we couldn’t get up there because of the snow.”

After enough snow melted to make it safe to get on the roof, a crew went up to investigate.

On the roof they found a puzzling hole, measuring two feet square. There were no trees with dangling limbs overhead that could have caused it.

Inside the roof structure, they found a dead Canada goose that must have struck the shingles with enough force to punch through.

“He went through 5/8th-inch plywood,” Knox says. “I’ve done a lot of goose hunting, and I’ve seen them do some damage but this was unbelievable.”

Knox wasn’t sure what happened to the goose that caused it to crash, but apparently it hit before the majority of the snow fell Feb. 1-2.

“It hit before the snow, because the snow was on top of the goose.”

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