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Tornado repairs could top $10M at UW-Platteville

A stadium light at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus football stadium crashed late Monday in Platteville, Wis., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Authorities say a tornado packing winds of up to 120 mph has damaged residence halls and a stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Rob Schultz)

A stadium light at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville football stadium rests on the bleachers June 17. A tornado packing winds of up to 120 mph damaged residence halls and the stadium’s turf. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Rob Schultz)

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (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 said three residence halls sustained water damage, mainly because of broken windows and damaged roofs. He said 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 said the athletic field’s artificial surface was torn up by broken glass and will have to be replaced.

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