Snow Hurts Five At Cowboys Stadium
We just think we have ice issues here. Imagine being hit by ice that has fallen off the Statue of Liberty. Some unlucky workers at Cowboys Stadium now have an idea of what that feels like. The stadium is reportedly just as tall as the famous New York monument. Apparently falling ice from the structure has hurt five, and one of the injuries may have been critical. NFL officials have commented on the accident:
League spokesman Brian McCarthy said that while he did not have official details, he believed the injuries "to be minor."
"The ice and snow melting off of the Cowboys Stadium roof has caused several sliding snow falls onto the plazas," McCarthy said.
Arlington fire department spokesman Pedro Arevalo told the Dallas Morning News that the ice began falling throughout the day.
"All this stuff just keeps getting thrown at us, but we've been prepared and we're ready for these types of situations," Arevalo said, "other than the ice, that's one thing we didn't take into consideration."
Weather reports for Arlington show slightly better weather for the big game, but the current weather conditions have made it difficult for those wanting to get to Dallas early with flight delays and poor road conditions.
Fortunately, it sounds as if the officials have learned from the ice accidents. and all should be safe for Sunday.