Partial roof collapse of Maurice Richard arena
There's been a partial roof collapse at a well-known east end hockey arena.
It happened Thursday evening at the Maurice Richard Arena at the corner of Viau Blvd. and Pierre de Coubertin.
Renovations are being done to the arena named after the Montreal Canadiens legend.
Word has it strong winds are to blame for the collapse.
CJAD reporter Michael Forian reported another portion of the roof collapsed later in the evening.
There've been no reports of injuries.
Police have set up a security perimeter around the facility.
Part of the roof has tumbled from the top and the damaged area is about the size of a couple of school buses.
A massive, crumpled chunk of metal roof is lying on the ground beside the arena.
The sounds of bending, vibrating metal sheets are echoing through the area.
The arena, which was inaugurated in 1962, is said to have a capacity of 4750 people and is located close to the Olympic stadium.
Pictures: Flickr, Michael Forian, Graham Hughes (The Canadian Press)