CN Tower closed, Rogers centre roof leaks due to falling ice

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

Police began receiving reports of falling ice around 10:30 a.m., with the CN Tower closing about an hour later.

Monday's series opener between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals appears to be in jeopardy after ice reportedly fell from the CN Tower onto Rogers Centre, according to Pete Grahoff of the Kansas City Star.

Security is now taping off areas and putting up barricades on the south side of the tower, she said.

The Royals have already had three games (one in Detroit and two in Kansas City) postponed this season.

Pedestrians are being advised to avoid the area, as a combination of rain and warming temperatures continues to dislodge ice, sending it crashing to the ground.

Ice damage has been observed on several buildings in the area.

The Blue Jays said they were working with the CN Tower and police to evaluate conditions around the stadium and expected to provide an update later in the day.

But this goes to show that even a roof isn't always proof against the weather (as the Jays' fellow Toronto sports team could tell them; the Raptors' playoff game Saturday was delayed thanks to a leaking roof at the nearby Air Canada Centre).

By Monday afternoon, more than 120,000 customers across much of the province remained without power as the weather system transitioned to drenching rain in most areas.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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