Metrodome roof collapses under weight of snow

Now, what are they going to do in Minneapolis?

The Vikings’ game with the New York Giants, which was originally scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (ET) today, has been moved to Monday night. That is in question now, though, as the roof of the Metrodome has collapsed under the weight of more than a foot of snow.

According to KARE-TV in Minneapolis, the roof caved in far enough to not be seen from ground level at about 5 a.m. local time this morning.

No injuries have been reported. The Metrodome roof has collapsed previously, but not in more than two decades. The roof is inflated, so if the panels that collapsed are not badly damaged, the roof could be re-inflated. Obviously, this is a developing story.

The Vikings are also scheduled to host the Chicago Bears on Dec. 20. While it’s too early to say what will happen, the University of Minnesota has its own stadium that could potentially be in play.

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