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Record snow in the metro causes another dome to collapse

It's the biggest snowfall in the metro since 2010 when the Metrodome collapsed.

UPDATE 6:50 a.m.

Another dome has collapsed in Minnesota, this one being the dome at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault. 

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With just under 15 inches of snowfall reported in Minneapolis, this is the biggest snowfall the city has had since 2010 when heavy snow caused the Metrodome roof to collapse. 

Lo and behold, another dome has collapsed, this time the dome at the Vadnais Sports Center in Vadnais Heights. 

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Luckily, no one was inside so there were no injuries, Ramsey County officials say

"No one was inside the dome at the time and no one was injured when the dome fell. An employee on site at the time of collapse was able to confirm that air handling units were working properly and were not the cause for collapse. A full damage report will be performed as weather conditions allow."

The sports dome was designed by HTG Architects, and the inside of a fully inflated dome looks like this. 

The dome will be closed until further notice, with all turf programs, rentals, and field and batting cages currently inoperable. 

The ice rinks, weight room and meeting room at the Vadnais Sports Center are still open.

The metrodome roof caved in on Dec. 12, 2010 after a hefty stormed dumped double-digit snow totals on the metro area. 

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