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Snow collapses Stadium Southland and New World roofs

Heavy snow in Invercargill has caused the city’s stadium roof to collapse

Heavy snowfall has caused the roof of Invercargill’s stadium to collapse.

The Fire Service was called to Stadium Southland just before 11.30am.

Weatherwatch.co.nz’s, Philip Duncan, says a bitterly cold wind-flow is causing heavy snowfall and some people have said it’s the heaviest they’ve seen in decades.

The weight of the snow has dragged the stadium’s roof in and buckled the north wall. Newstalk ZB reporter, Malcolm Gayfer, says people at the scene have told him it looks to be a major rebuild on at least part of the stadium.

An employee working at the stadium when the roof came in said he planned on buying a Lotto ticket after surviving the collapse of the roof. Brad Sycamore was luckily with another workmate behind reception when it happened.

The roof of a supermarket’s caved in too, Windsor New World’s roof’s also collapsed.

 

– with NewstalkZB

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