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Damaged roof closes Pat O'Donnell Civic Center


March 16, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

THE PAT O'Donnell Civic Center remains closed until engineers determine the extent of damage caused by heavy snow weight earlier this week to the center's roof.

IRONWOOD - The Pat O'Donnell Civic Center's roof sustained damage earlier this week.

Scott Erickson, Ironwood's city manager, said excessive snow load on the civic center's roof caused a few of the building's steel trusses to buckle.

"We are having our insurance company take a look and they are analyzing the roof system to see how much damage was done," he said.

The center's last day for skating was Sunday, and the damage was discovered on Monday or Tuesday, he added.

"We engaged our whole safety department to come out and help with the ladder truck and we used water to get the snow off,...

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