Dallas gets pre- Super Bowl snow dump
Falling ice injures seven at Cowboys Stadium
Four to six inches of snow blanketed the Dallas Fort Worth metro region this morning just two days prior to Sunday's Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.
The snow is over, but the Dallas Morning News reports road conditions "remain a nightmare."
And at Cowboys Stadium, it reports "one person was critically injured and six others suffered minor injuries" after ice fell off the roof around 1:15 p.m. Friday.
The snow also caused the cancellation of more than 300 flights into Dallas according to the Associated Press.
Fortunately, for the thousands of out-of-town fans continuing to stream into town, conditions will gradually improve this weekend. Sunshine is expected both Saturday and Sunday with highs of 40 to 45.
The inclement conditions in Dallas represent the culmination of a rough year for weather in the National Football League. Tony Pann, at the Baltimore Weather Examiner, noted:
This season has been plagued by numerous weather events. The season started with a delay for thunderstorms on the first Monday night game with the Baltimore Ravens playing the New York Jets in the New Meadowlands stadium. The other New York Team could not avoid trouble when the Giants got stuck in Kansas City for a blizzard en route to Minneapolis. That game was moved to Detroit after the Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of record snow. Incredible video shows the impact on that field, along with security video as well.
| February 4, 2011; 5:00 PM ET
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