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CN Tower expected to reopen after falling ice


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    Friday, April 20, 2018, 4:11 PM - The risk of falling ice has diminished in the City of Toronto, with the CN Tower and surrounding areas expected to reopen Friday evening.

    The tourist attraction was shut down on Monday after ice from the Tower smashed a hole through the roof of the Rogers Centre, forcing the cancellation of the Blue Jays game. Pedestrians were advised to avoid the area as a combination of rain and warming temperatures dislodged ice, sending it crashing to the ground.

    In addition to the damage at the dome, ice flew through the windshield of the bus carrying the visiting Kansas City Royals into town, injuring the driver.

    The driver sustained minor injuries in the incident, which occurred on the eastbound lane of the Gardiner Expressway early Monday morning, according to Toronto police.



    The hole at the Rogers Centre was repaired late Monday, and the game was made up Tuesday afternoon in a traditional double header. This is only the second time a game has been postponed at the Rogers Centre. The first cancellation was on April 12, 2001. That game was also against the Royals.

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    Ice damage was observed on several buildings in the area, but no injuries were reported.

    According to the CN Tower's official account on Twitter, the attraction will reopen at 5 p.m. Friday, with access via Bremner Blvd or Front St.

    "Skywalk access remains closed. Teams have worked diligently to ensure the building and areas surrounding the Tower are once again safe for the public," the Tweet reads. "Thank you for your cooperation and patience."

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