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Snow load closes Ironwood Township hall

 

March 12, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

A GOGEBIC COUNTY Sheriff's Department vehicle and Beacon Ambulance block one of the entrances to the Ironwood Township township hall parking lot Monday evening after several support beams in the building's gymnasium cracked under the weight of the snow load.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The scheduled activities at the Ironwood Township township hall ended abruptly Monday evening as at least two support beams in the building's gymnasium cracked under the apparent weight of the snow load on the roof, leading to the building's evacuation.

The township board of trustees' scheduled meeting was wrapping up in the adjacent meeting room shortly after 6 p.m. when some of the people involved with the basketball practice in the gym informed the room that the beams were splitting.

The building was subsequently evacuate...



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