Massive rain storm appears to have caused flooding at Rogers Place in Edmonton


A message deleted since on the Edmonton Oilers subreddit suggests that the team’s arena, Rogers Place, is partially flooded.

Edmonton was hit by a massive storm Thursday night and the video, which is now circulating on Twitter, shows a huge amount of water flooding the entrance to the 104th Ave arena.

Although the area is far from any ice surface, the building appears to be suffering significant damage.

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Edmonton was recently chosen by the National Hockey League as one of its two main cities when the league returned. The Edmonton Oilers have been practicing there since Monday and are expected to return Friday.

The Oilers are expected to play the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place in two weeks and play dozens of games starting in late July.

No word yet on the severity of the damage or how it may affect the return of the league to play.

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