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2011 Super Bowl: Ice, Snow Fall From Cowboys Stadium, Injuring Six

Six people were injured by snow and ice falling off of Cowboys Stadium on Friday, ESPN reports. None of the injuries appear terribly serious, fortunately, but Dallas will have to figure out how to get the snow and ice off the building before the Super Bowl there on Sunday.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said one person suffered a possible concussion and another a shoulder injury.

All stadium entrances, except for a truck tunnel, were closed after the ice and snow began falling from the roof.

“The likelihood is they’ll have to get somebody up there to get the snow off as soon as possible,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “They likely will be doing that in the next 24 hours.”

Fortunately, temperatures are supposed to be in the 40s in Dallas on Sunday, meaning that the area around the stadium is likely to merely be wet. In the meantime, today’s weather has forced the cancellations of hundreds of flights, causing travel problems for fans coming to the game.

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