Ummm... I think I waited a little too long to get up there. But it survived with no damage or leaks anywhere.
Man was it deceiving from a distance just how much snow was up there until I decided to work my way to it and boy was I shocked.
I was very gentle removing it pretty much using my roof rake to push most of it off then glided the shovel across the cover. Once I got it down to the last couple of inches, I used my foot and hands to push the rest off so I wouldn't cause any damage to the roof with the shovel.
PS - That metal pole attached to the blue roof rake is 4 feet long to give you an idea of how deep it was.