- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) - Briar Cliff University has deflated its athletic complex dome after finding a tear in the fabric caused by heavy snowfall and high winds.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Q23YVI ) that the damage was caused by a blizzard on Tuesday that dumped a record 12.4 inches of snow. On Wednesday, Briar Cliff track coach Nate Treinen arrived at the Charger Dome and discovered the rip.

University spokeswoman Mandi Mayo says the school immediately canceled all activity in the inflatable dome “to protect the safety of our students and employees.”

Officials hope to make repairs to the now-deflated dome within a week.

A softball tournament scheduled to be played this weekend in the dome was canceled.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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