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Township roof repair underway


September 4, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Terry Hannu, the contractor with Ruotsala Concrete Construction LLC, looks at the exposed gymnasium roof at the Ironwood Township Office on Tuesday. He said work to replace the roof and support trusses that cracked from heavy March snow should be completed in approximately six weeks.


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Nearly six months after sustaining damage due to a heavy snow load, work to replace Ironwood Township's gymnasium roof is underway.

The roof has withstood Upper Peninsula winters for decades, said Terry Hannu, the contractor with Ruotsala Concrete Construction LLC. It was still doing the job until March 11, when two of the supporting trusses cracked under the weight of 5 feet of drifting snow, he said.

"It overloaded the roof," Hannu said. "We've got to replace all the trusses and the roofing."

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