Ice falling from CN Tower threatens Royals at Jays, report says

Falling ice forces closure of CN Tower, Toronto Blue Jays game in jeopardy

Ice falling from CN Tower threatens Royals at Jays, report says

The entrance to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre closed.

The Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals will play a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon starting at 3:08 p.m. Yet the universe is a fickle being, and sometimes unexpected events happen.

The CN Tower was closed several hours before the game was postponed, as what the Toronto Star described as "watermelon-sized chunks of ice" fell just outside the nearby Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The ice created a hole, and the hole enabled snow to fall in onto the playing surface.

No injuries have been reported.

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The Toronto Blue Jays tweeted that they are working with CN Tower officials and Toronto police to assess whether tonight's game against the Kansas City Royals will be able to go forward as planned.

A weekend ice storm resulted in power outages, canceled flights and auto crashes.

The Blue Jays had a game postponed on April 12, 2001 when a mechanical test caused damage to one of the roof panels. More than 120,000 customers across much of Ontario remained without power.

This would be the third game cancellation in a row for the Blue Jays, who had games Saturday and Sunday against the Cleveland Indians cancelled at Progressive Field due to heavy rain. Monday's games between the Orioles-Red Sox and Cardinals-Cubs were also postponed, bringing MLB's season total to 24 so far.

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