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Fans told to take shelter inside AT&T Stadium after Cowboys game

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Star Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel wraps up the Cowboys' season ending 34-31 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers (video by Mac Engel/Star-Telegram).
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Star Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel wraps up the Cowboys' season ending 34-31 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers (video by Mac Engel/Star-Telegram).

Inclement weather has AT&T Stadium basically on lock down with fans urged to stay inside and take shelter at 8:07 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC Divisional playoff game in front of a crowd of 93,396. Most of the fans have left, but there are approximately 1,000 or so milling around or sitting in the stands waiting out the storm. A lot of the suites have people still in them.

Two notices were flashed on the giant scoreboard urging fans to take shelter.

Soon afterward, cell phones in the press box began ringing with with an “Emergency Alert” for a flood warning in the area until 11 p.m.

Around 8:30 p.m., a public address spokesperson inside the stadium issued a warning to “stay away from the exterior glass”.

A tornado warning was issued at 8:33 p.m.

The fans passed the time away by watching the Kansas City-Pittsburgh AFC game on the scoreboard.

At 9:40 p.m., the fans were allowed to leave the stadium. A third message appeared on the scoreboard stating that “severe weather clear” and to “use caution as you leave.”

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