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High winds cause damage to overhead walkway connecting Field House to Aquarena - Westerland Road closed

Ref. No. 48

DATE:     Nov. 7, 2001
SUBJECT:     High winds cause damage to overhead walkway connecting Field House to Aquarena - Westerland Road closed

Earlier this afternoon, high winds loosened a number of composite-metal siding panels in the underside of the overhead walkway which links Memorial University's new Field House to the Aquarena. The panels fell in the Aquarena parking lot and there are no reports of injuries or damage. The overhead walkway is still under construction.

Aquarena officials immediately alerted the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and, as a precautionary measure, part of Westerland Road has been closed until the high winds abate. The Aquarena is also closed. Memorial's engineering and safety officials are on the scene and the university will issue a further update later this evening.

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For further information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Memorial University News Service, 737-8665, cell # 687-9433, 738-1249 (res.).

 

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