PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — City officials are helping 500 to 700 displaced residents in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after two partial roof collapses at an eight-building apartment complex because of too much snow.

Contractors were clearing snow off the roofs of the Patriots Park Apartments on Monday before starting on repairs. Meanwhile, Epping Elementary School and Sanborn Regional Middle School in Newton were evacuated Monday afternoon because of concerns about the amount of snow on the roof.

At the apartment complex, the first collapse happened at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday and one building was evacuated, with residents placed in local hotels. A second partial roof collapse happened at about 10 a.m. Sunday at another building. No one was hurt.

The property management firm consulted with an engineering firm and the city’s building inspector, then decided that everyone should be evacuated – an estimated 215 families – until repairs can be completed.

A temporary shelter was opened at Portsmouth High School for displaced residents.

“Everyone’s frustrated,” resident Rakshid Jain told WMUR-TV.

Deputy City Manager David Allen said it was challenging to find everyone a hotel room, because it’s school vacation week in Maine and in Massachusetts. He told the Portsmouth Herald some residents are staying in hotel rooms as far north as Kennebunk, Maine.

Roof collapses also were reported Sunday at a strip mall and at a tennis club, both in Seabrook.