CENTERPORT, NY (WCBS 880) – The weight of heavy snow and ice collapsed the roof of the Vanderbilt Museum‘s dinosaur exhibit in Centerport, Long Island.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

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Museum director Carol Hart says, “Some of the dinosaurs that had been once standing tall are now buried.”

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Some of those replica creatures – about a dozen of them – stand some 18-feet-tall.

“The structure itself is a total loss, so the future of the dinosaurs at the Vanderbilt is a little uncertain,” says Hart.

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The exhibit was a favorite among children. They hope to be able to salvage some of the dinosaurs.