Monday, December 30, 2013

Ice in the streets and in the harbour

Toronto police shut down Yonge Street at Gerrard Street as falling ice posed a danger to the public. The falling ice started on Saturday, December 28, 2013 and the road remained closed on Monday, December 30. Meanwhile in other ice news the harbour has some as well.

Toronto Police Service Public Safety Alert, 
Rising temperatures causing falling ice

Broadcast time: 10:30
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Corporate Communications

Between last night and this morning, in the aftermath of rising temperatures, police have received numerous calls for falling ice. The most recent call is for ice falling off a crane at Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue East

Major concerns for police are: 

- ice falling off buildings 
- ice falling off large structures (such as cranes) 
- ice falling off vehicles, especially the tops of large trucks 

Police are urging members of the public to be alert to the risks posed by falling ice.

Forlorn Captain John's sits in a slip surrounded by ice sheets at the foot of Yonge Street

Ferry Ongiara heads through the ice to the islands

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