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Minneapolis Metrodome Collapses After Snow Storm

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The inflatable roof of the Minneapolis Metrodome, where the Minnesota Vikings play, has collapsed following a snow storm that dumped 17 inches on the city.

The Metrodome is operated by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. Its executive director, Bill Lester, said Sunday morning the damage is being assessed and the agency will issue a statement later. He says he has no details yet on what happened.

The National Weather Service says the storm that hit Minneapolis and much of the upper Midwest has dumped more than 21 inches of snow in some areas.

The Vikings’ Sunday NFL football game against the New York Giants had already been pushed to Monday.

It wasn’t clear whether anyone was injured in the collapse, which happened overnight.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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