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Indianapolis Airport Parking Garage Roof Collapses Again

The parking garage fabric canopy caved in around 9 a.m. Tuesday beneath the weight of snow.

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Officials say no one was hurt and no property damaged.

Indianapolis International Airport officials are scratching their heads over another parking garage roof collapse.

Airport Executive Director Bob Duncan says the fabric canopy caved in around 9 a.m. Tuesday beneath the weight of snow. He says no one was hurt and no property damaged.

Duncan says they will meet with the manufacturer to explore possible ways to prevent damage from happening again, but he is still unsure how they will approach the problem of heavy snow.

“It’s a little bit too early to make that final determination of what exactly to do,” Duncan says. “There’s certainly other possibilities of some kind of heating arrangement that could be applied.”

The roof had a similar collapse about three years ago when the fabric became disconnected from steel framing. Duncan says those repairs cost about $650,000 and he’s not sure how much it will cost this time.

The garage remains open for parking, but the main area of the collapse is cordoned off for safety.Officials are not sure how long repairs will take.

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