ORONO-They’re still assessing the damage at the University of Maine in Orono after the Mahaney Practice Dome collapsed during a powerful snow storm.
The storm brought more than 2 feet of snow to parts of Maine. They didn’t receive anywhere near that at UMaine, but the combination of snow and ice ended up bringing the dome down early Friday morning. It’s still unclear how bad the damage is, but it appears a lighting fixture tore a hole in a portion of the dome. Crews are now making their plans moving ahead. They’ll see if they can repair and inflate the dome. If not, they’ll find another place for the various sports teams to conduct indoor practice sessions.