Blue Jays game post­poned be­cause of fall­ing ice chunks

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have post­poned their se­ries opener against Kansas City be­cause of chunks of ice crash­ing down from the nearby CN Tower fol­low­ing a week­end of freez­ing rain. The teams will play a dou­ble­header on Tues­day. It’s the first can­cel­la­tion at Rogers Cen­tre since a game against the Roy­als was called off fol­low­ing a col­li­sion be­tween two pan­els of the sta­dium’s mov­ing roof on April 12, 2001.

Po­lice blocked ac­cess to en­trance gates on the east side of the sta­dium, next to the tower, be­cause “rel­a­tively large” blocks of ice were fall­ing onto streets and side­walks be­low. Au­thor­i­ties say no in­juries have been re­ported, but sev­eral win­dows in nearby of­fice build­ings were smashed and at least one car was struck.

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