Blizzard rips off part of Wrigley Field roof in Chicago
Extreme winds have damaged the roof over the Wrigley Field press box in addition to other buildings in the area.
Wed, Feb 02 2011 at 10:03 AM
Photo: Joe Penniston/Flickr
Good thing it's not baseball season yet. Tuesday night's blizzard brought extreme winds to Chicago, and some parts of the Windy City took a hit. Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, was damaged in the storm, as were several other buildings in the area.
According to a statement from Cubs spokesman Peter Chase, the storm ripped a fiberboard panel off the roof above the field's press box. The Chicago Tribune reports that debris from the roof was scattered outside the park, and parts of two local streets were closed off to traffic in the name of public safety.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said Monday that this could be "one of the largest storms we've seen in the last 30 to 40 years or more."
Meanwhile, the city's Department of Buildings told the Chicago Sun-Times that other area buildings and store signs were also damaged in the storm.
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