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Chancellor: Repairs after tornado that hit UW-Platteville could exceed $10 million

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PLATTEVILLE (AP) — The tornado that hit the University of Wisconsin-Platteville last week damaged at least four buildings and an athletic stadium, and the chancellor says repairs could cost more than $10 million.

Chancellor Dennis J. Shields said Wednesday officials hope to have the buildings repaired by Aug. 15. Classes start after Labor Day, but some students are expected to arrive by Aug. 15.

Shields says three residence halls sustained water damage, mainly because of broken windows and damaged roofs. He says there were about 200 summer students scattered throughout the residence halls when the tornado struck on the evening of June 16, but the only injuries were bumps and bruises.

He says the athletic field’s artificial surface was torn up by broken glass and will have to be replaced.

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