CN Tower closed due to extreme weather

Kansas City Royals rogers centre

Kansas City Royals rogers centre

The ice storm that has been ravaging the city of Toronto for the past three days has forced the CN Tower to close on Monday and has now put the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Kansas City Royals at the Rogers Centre in jeopardy.

Officials made the decision after reports of ice breaking off from the tower and smashing into windows of buildings in the area.

Snow is on the field after falling ice from the CN Tower smashed a hole in the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays, over right field Monday afternoon.

As of Monday, freezing rain transitioned over from freezing to regular rain, which created travel issued during the Monday morning commute.

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Provincial power utility Hydro One said early Monday that its crews were working to reconnect almost 63,000 customers, while Toronto Hydro was reporting approximately 10,000 customers in the dark, reduced from over 40,000 at the outages' peak. In most cases, crews were dealing with power lines and poles downed by high winds or ice-coated trees that snapped during the storm.

Provincial police also said Highway 400 south of Barrie, Ont., remained closed in both directions after a collision involving two trucks took out the highway divider.

Air travellers were advised to check the status of their flights before heading out on Monday, with delays and cancellations reported at airports in Ontario and Quebec.

Some universities and colleges cancelled classes and exams due to the weather, and with heavy rain continuing overnight there were concerns about possible localized flooding.

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