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Roof Collapses At Brown Sports Center

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A portion of the roof at Brown University's Pizzitola Sports Center has collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. The roof was made out of fabric, and...

A portion of the roof at Brown University's Pizzitola Sports Center has collapsed under the weight of heavy snow.

The roof was made out of fabric, and the collapse affected the tennis facility at the complex.

Brown officials say no one was injured in the collapse, which happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

According to Brown, this is the second time the Pizzitola roof has given way under snow. The first time was in 2011.

The company that designed and installed the new roof is looking into the problem.

Brown hopes to begin temporary repairs as soon as possible but says the tennis facility will have to be closed if there is another significant snow storm.

Roof Collapses At Brown Sports Center
Roof Collapses At Brown Sports Center