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Canopy collapses again at Indianapolis International Airport parking garage

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Indianapolis International Airport officials say part of the canopy over the parking garage has collapsed. No injuries have been reported, and no cars were damaged.

It happened around 9:00 am Tuesday.

This is not the first time the canopy has been damaged by snow or ice. In February 2011, several cars were damaged after the canopy collapsed. A significant amount of ice fell on escalators and moving walkways, which had to be shut off.

Repairs cost $650,000 for the February 2011 collapse. The airport's insurance policy covered the loss, although the airport had to pay a $100,000 deductible.

In Tuesday's case, only one panel ripped, while in 2011, three panels were damaged. Also, because it was only snow that fell from the canopy Tuesday, there was no damage to vehicles, while in the 2011 incident, ice fell on several rental cars, breaking the windows and denting the roofs.

Airport officials say they're taking a close look at the design of the canopy now that it has failed a second time.

No estimate is available for the damage from Tuesday's incident.

 

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