A fierce storm that walloped Southcentral Alaska over the weekend dumped a foot of snow on Anchorage in 24 hours, causing havoc on the roads and even leading to the collapse of a sports dome in Alaska's most populated city.The Dome?
The massive inflatable roof of Anchorage's indoor sports venue The Dome collapsed just before midnight on Saturday under the weight of heavy snow, canceling athletic events for thousands of users and leaving the future of the heavily used facility in question.
No one was hurt in the collapse of the structure off Raspberry Road, which is roughly 600 feet long and 300 feet wide. The building had been evacuated eight hours before the collapse.The owners say it will be repaired and put back into service. It covers a quarter-mile track, football field, weight room, exercise areas, a batting cage, and numerous other facilities. My wife and I used to go walking there, until their schedule became so heavily-weighted toward team events that individual members had trouble finding a consistent time to exercise.
But life goes on, and we all have jobs. There's a roof over our heads, food to eat, and a warm place to sleep. God is good, and we are blessed. Snow? That's just white stuff on the ground, making Alaska a beautiful place to live. :)
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