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Chunks of ice falling off CN Tower - Toronto freeway shut down

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double J, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Yikes! Holy hailstorm, Batman!!


    The Gardiner Expressway is expected to remain closed between Yonge St. and Spadina Ave. streets during the afternoon rush hour because of worries about ice falling from the CN Tower.

    Police closed the Expressway in both directions during this morning's rush hour after baseball-sized chunks of ice began falling. With winds expected to pick up later today, officials worried about injury and damage to passing cars.

    The roadway will stay closed as long as falling ice poses a danger to traffic, said city transportation spokesperson Gary Welsh.


    One massive piece of ice hanging from the CN Tower has police particularly concerned, Welsh said.

    "I’ve heard it is very big – around 50 metres – and there’s concern that it can come down on the Gardiner,” he said.

  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Well they've been talking about burying the Gardiner for years. Maybe this is the way to start.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And in other news, it looks like every highway in Double J's part of the province is closed.

    Got your dog sled out?

  4. Stranded on Yonge Street?
    There are worse things.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I blame Bush.
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Not when it's minus 25.

    Your commute from downtown just went from thirty minutes to two hours.
  7. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Just got a call from the better half. She's not halfway home from work yet, travelling 20 km/hr and cannot see in front of her. Cars with fourways on, she passed a MASSIVE accident. It's scary shit in this neck of the woods.

    This isn't the accident, but here's another story: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/05032007/3/canada-crashes-pile-storm-blasts-southern-ontario.html

    "It's really a dangerous situation starting to build and it's getting worse," said Woolley, adding another bad storm is headed for Ontario.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And the Gardiner may be closed tomorrow morning


    This is the first time the tower's had this much of an ice build up since it was built in '76.

    There's one chunk of ice that's reported to be about 50 metres--that's about 150 feet.

    Now, that could do some serious damage if it fell from a thousand feet.
  9. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    I'm sure there's some sort of mediocre Maple Leafs/Blue Jays joke to make here, but I don't have that one in my file at the moment.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Keep looking. We're waiting. :)
  11. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    What part of the province SoSueMe?
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I don't think Double J's going to Pennsylvania. :)
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