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Eric
12-12-2010, 11:59 AM
MINNEAPOLIS The inflatable roof of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium collapsed Sunday and roads were closed throughout the upper Midwest as a storm that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in some areas continued to crawl across the region.

The Metrodome's Teflon roof collapsed after Minneapolis got more than 17 inches of snow. No injuries were reported. The snowfall that ended Saturday night was one of the five biggest in Twin Cities history, National Weather Service meteorologist James McQuirter said. Some surrounding communities got more than 21 inches of snow, he said.

Ken
12-12-2010, 12:07 PM
MINNEAPOLIS The inflatable roof of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium collapsed Sunday and roads were closed throughout the upper Midwest as a storm that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in some areas continued to crawl across the region.

The Metrodome's Teflon roof collapsed after Minneapolis got more than 17 inches of snow. No injuries were reported. The snowfall that ended Saturday night was one of the five biggest in Twin Cities history, National Weather Service meteorologist James McQuirter said. Some surrounding communities got more than 21 inches of snow, he said.

Schadenfreude!

Ken

dBrong
12-12-2010, 02:41 PM
Photo gallery of collapsed dome:

http://www.startribune.com/galleries/111750994.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUi D3aPc:_Yyc:aU1yDEmP:QMDCinchO7DU

The dome is pressurized to 5" of water (a real small amount of pressure).

When they fix the tears - there must be 20 tons of snow - I wonder how they'll get it back up?

Eric
12-12-2010, 02:46 PM
Schadenfreude!

Ken

Remember "Black Sunday"? :D

Ken
12-12-2010, 04:38 PM
Remember "Black Sunday"? :D

Ah!, which one - April 14 or Frankenheimer's film?

Ken.