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Skate Island future unknown after roof collapse

The building is expected to be a total loss.
The building is expected to be a total loss.(KSNB)
Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 12:18 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A longtime Grand Island business is expected to be a total loss after the roof collapsed early Monday morning.

First responders were called to Skate Island around 4:30 a.m. after the interior motion detectors started going off.

About 75 percent of the roof collapsed under the weight of the snow, on the inside sinking down to just above the floor.

Skate Island owner Steve Anderson doesn’t know exactly what comes next for the business he and his family has been operating for 52 years.

“I didn’t think it could get any worse trying to survive the virus,” Anderson said. “When in fact it absolutely has been devastating. This is totally unbelievable.”

He said he doesn’t know if this is a situation where they’ll be able to reopen and is unsure of what a timetable may look like.

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