The Toronto Blue Jays’ game on Monday evening is is in jeopardy after the roof of the Rogers Centre sustained injury from chunks of ice that got here crashing down from the within reach CN Tower.
The falling ice, which adopted a weekend of freezing rain, pressured the closure of the tower and brought on the the Blue Jays to believe cancelling the group’s game in opposition to the Kansas City Royals.
We are these days running to restore injury to the Rogers Centre roof brought about via falling ice from <a href=”https://twitter.com/cntower?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@CNTower</a>. We proceed to paintings with <a href=”https://twitter.com/cntower?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@CNTower</a> & <a href=”https://twitter.com/TorontoPolice?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@TorontoPolice</a> to assess the location, & will supply updates about this night’s game in a while. Gates 1-6 stay closed till additional understand.
Police stated that they had blocked off the realm at once beneath the CN Tower and the baseball stadium due to the “relatively large” blocks of ice tumbling down onto the streets and sidewalks under.
“Fortunately there’s been no injuries reported,” stated Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.
The Blue Jays stated they have been running with the CN Tower and native police to assessment stipulations across the stadium and anticipated to supply an replace later in the day.
As paintings is being performed in the bowl house of Rogers Centre, baseball media won’t have get right of entry to to box degree and we ask all group of workers to stay in the Media Centre. Clubhouse will open to accepted media at three:30 and on-camera interviews will likely be finished in carrier hallway.
Toronto, together with a lot of southern and central Ontario, is recuperating from an ice storm that resulted in energy outages, cancelled flights and street collisions over the weekend.
The mixture of snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and strong winds that battered the area Saturday and Sunday had made using treacherous, with provincial police reporting greater than 1,600 non-fatal crashes at the highways surrounding Toronto over the 2 days.
Under the dome. Grounds workforce are prepping the sector for this night’s <a href=”https://twitter.com/BlueJays?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@BlueJays</a> game. Buckets had been arrange to catch water & ice coming down in the outfield. <a href=”https://t.co/A3aJ3M1fD6″>%.twitter.com/A3aJ3M1fD6</a>
Provincial police additionally stated Highway 400 south of Barrie, Ont., remained closed in each instructions after a collision involving two vans took out the freeway divider.
The deficient stipulations additionally brought on bus and faculty cancellations in portions of the province Monday, with faculties in Hamilton, Halton and Peel areas closed for the day and buses cancelled in more than a few different districts.
In Toronto, officers stated the clearing of a few streets was once not on time as crews focused on clearing catch basins in an effort to save you flooding as temperatures upward thrust in the wake of the storm.