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Published May 29, 2014
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN? In Pittsburgh, Henney & Smeltz report storms on Tuesday "might have exacerbated a nagging issue with insulation in the roof of Consol Energy Center and forced 20 to 30 music fans to relocate during a concert because of a water leak." Arena GM Tim Hassett said that the roof "has had small leaks at times, causing a 'slow drip in a couple spots.'" He said that though the installer and manufacturer have "tried to address the problem ... leaks were more extensive during Tuesday night's storms." Hassett said that workers will visit the arena today to "assess the problem" (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 5/29).
WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS: In Detroit, Mike Brudenell reports heavy rains this week "caused a water main to burst" under the Raceway on Belle Isle track, which is "scheduled to go green" tomorrow for practice and qualifying for this week's Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit. Workers "toiled through the night" Tuesday and into yesterday to "fix the problem" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 5/29).