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Blizzard Tears Off Part Of Wrigley Field Roof

There were many stories of cars and people stranded during the storm variously called "Snowpocalypse", "Snowmageddon", Snowprah", and "Snowtorious B.I.G" that hit Chicago last night, officially dumping 20.2 inches of snow at O'Hare Airport as of 10:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday. That makes it the third largest snowstorm in Chicago history; it might wind up in second place by the time all is done.

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One of the casualties of the storm was part of the roof above the press box at Wrigley Field; according to cubs.com, a piece of fiber board that made up part of that roof blew off in a 70 MPH wind gust Tuesday evening. Cubs media relations director Peter Chase said that no interior damage to the press box occurred, and there was no other damage at Wrigley Field, nor was anyone hurt.

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There are two live webcams across the street from Wrigley Field, one from the Cubby Bear, that you might see if you have the WeatherBug smartphone/iPad app, and from ground level at Cub World.

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Here are two photos from Tuesday evening that show the debris outside the marquee before it was cleaned up and the area cordoned off. Note also that some lights are out on the marquee, making it read "Go Cubs". Click on the photos to open larger versions in new browser windows.

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