Milford, New Hampshire – A Milford sports center was forced to close on Wednesday after a roof collapsed due to heavy snowfall from Tuesday’s blizzard.
At around noon on March 15, the Hampshire Hills Athletic Club reported via Facebook that the roof of Hampshire Dome “had depressurized under the weight of snow and ice.” No injuries were reported as the Dome was closed when the roof collapsed.
âOur team is working hard to facilitate the early resumption of activities there. Operation Dome will be closed for now and we will announce a scheduled reopening date as soon as the damage assessments are complete, âaccording to the club’s Facebook post.
In February, State Fire Marshal William Degnan warned residents and businesses to be aware of the snow load on rooftops and the risk of a collapse. Click here for more information of the Roof Collapse Division of the State Security Department.
The health and wellness center serves Milford and the surrounding towns and offersindoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts in Hampshire Hills as well as sports grounds, walking trails, basketball hall, climbing wall, group exercise classes, indoor tracks, yoga, Pilates, the fitness center form and the physiotherapy center at Elliot Hospital, among other Accreditations.
Normal operations in the rest of the Hampshire Hills Track Club will continue as usual, including some of the activities that normally take place under the Hampshire Dome.
Contact Hampshire Hills Athletic Club for more details on planned activities.