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Ice falling from CN Tower hits Rogers Centre

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It’s unclear what damage has been done, or if there will be a game tonight.

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Rogers Centre Field photo during batting practice prior to the regular season MLB game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
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So much for having a stadium with a roof.

Ice and snow from the CN Tower is falling in downtown Toronto, and some reportedly hit the Rogers Centre roof Monday morning. Although the damage to the Rogers Centre is unclear, the area has been closed to pedestrians, and entrances to both the Rogers Centre and CN Tower have closed.

The Toronto Blue Jays said Monday afternoon that the team, along with teams from the Toronto police and the CN Tower, was assessing the “viability of playing tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals.”

One video on Twitter from yesterday shows snow and ice falling from the roof of the Rogers Centre to the pavement below.

The damage to the roof of the Rogers Centre can’t be assessed or repaired immediately, due to the fear of more ice falling.

One Twitter user, who was in the Rogers Centre for an event when ice fell, said he heard a “huge crash and then snow/ice coming through the roof onto the field. The fire alarm then went off. Heard another crash a few minutes later.”

No injuries have been reported yet.

Update (from Minor Leaguer)

Despite building depth during the offseason the Blue Jays still have a hole in the outfield.

We’ll provide more updates when we receive information.