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Snow causes roof collapse at Winona Holiday Inn Express

Nobody was in the pool at the time.
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The roof over the swimming pool at a Holiday Inn Express in Winona collapsed during the weekend snowstorm.

The hotel said that the collapse happened at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, fortunately a time when nobody was in the pool, and it was caused by an "over abundance of rain and snow."

The hotel remains open but the pool has been closed till repairs have been carried out, with the hotel saying it has contractors "already in motion" to repair it as soon as possible.

In the meantime, guests are able to swim at the pool in the neighboring Plaza Hotel & Suites.

Among those staying at the hotel at the time was Luke Rivard, who took the picture above after he was woken by the collapse just outside his room.

It's one of a number of roof collapses that was reported across Minnesota and Wisconsin after heavy – and wet – snow hit the state on Saturday and Sunday.

The fire house in White Lake, Wisconsin, collapsed on one of its engines in the early hours of Sunday, prompting a flurry of response and assistance from other local fire departments.

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WQOW reports that a Holiday gas station canopy collapsed in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, while back in Minnesota, KARE 11 reports that a garage collapsed onto a Plainview man's classic car collection.

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