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Monday, 28 December 2015 18:29

Photos: High winds demolish Hononegah sports dome, gas station canopy

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A basketball hoop peeks through the deflated Hononegah High School sports dome. A basketball hoop peeks through the deflated Hononegah High School sports dome. Terry Mayer/staff

ROCKTON -- The sports dome at Hononegah High School collapsed about 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 2015, likely a victim of ongoing high winds.

About the size of a football field, the facility was an inflated dome next to the high school and used for sports practices and community events.

The school serves students in the Roscoe and Rockton areas.

There are no reports of injuries, and school is out of session for the Christmas break.

The dome wasn't the only victim of damage from the storm that brought sleet and high winds through the Stateline area throughout the day.

There were no reports of injuries after high winds collapsed a canopy over a Delavan gas station, crushing the front end of one car.

Police were called about 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 to the Citgo gas station at the corner of Racine and Wright streets on Delavan's east side.

The large canopy that covers the stations four pumps had blown over, crushing the front end of the lone vehicle that was filling up at the time, according to photos posted on social media from the scene.

The driver reportedly was inside paying with the canopy collapsed.

In Harvard, a portion of the True Value Hardware Distribution Center at 306. S. Division St. collapsed, according to scanner traffic.

The building has been evacuated while the gas line is shut off.

The Sharon Fire Department has been called in to assist.



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