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    Snow does some good!

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    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!

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    Photo gallery of collapsed dome:

    http://www.startribune.com/galleries...P: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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Schadenfreude!

    Ken
    Remember "Black Sunday"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Remember "Black Sunday"?
    Ah!, which one - April 14 or Frankenheimer's film?

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