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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:50 pm

CNN.com wrote:TORONTO, Ontario (Reuters) -- Police closed several major Toronto streets Monday after huge slabs of ice started skidding off skyscrapers in the city's downtown core.

Roads closed to traffic included parts of the Gardiner Expressway, an elevated freeway that leads to downtown Toronto, causing major traffic snarls during the morning rush hour.

CP-24 television showed pictures of cars with smashed windscreens and said witnesses reported seeing ice slabs "the size of a kitchen table" skidding off buildings like the CN Tower, dubbed the world's tallest free-standing structure.

One police officer said a slab "four feet by four feet and several inches thick" fell from the CN Tower, according to a report from The Globe and Mail Web site.

"Current weather conditions are presenting safety concerns," a police statement said. "The closures will remain in effect as long as there is a danger to public safety."

Toronto, Canada's largest city, has faced a combination of snow and thaw during the past few days. A winter storm last Thursday dumped several centimeters of snow on the city, and then a night of rain turned that snow into icy porridge.

Then the weather turned cold again, and the porridge turned back to ice, which started melting in Monday's morning sun.

You silly Canadians. Always finding ways to make life more interesting.

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Postby knapplc » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:53 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
CNN.com wrote:Toronto, Canada's largest city, has faced a combination of snow and thaw during the past few days. A winter storm last Thursday dumped several centimeters of snow on the city, and then a night of rain turned that snow into icy porridge.

Then the weather turned cold again, and the porridge turned back to ice, which started melting in Monday's morning sun.


Magic porridge rains from the sky in Canada? It truly is a land of wonder!

And here I thought Canada was only good for keeping Polar Bears out of Montana! :-B
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Re: Mookie! Are You Okay???

Postby Madison » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:57 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
CNN.com wrote:TORONTO, Ontario (Reuters) -- Police closed several major Toronto streets Monday after huge slabs of ice started skidding off skyscrapers in the city's downtown core.

Roads closed to traffic included parts of the Gardiner Expressway, an elevated freeway that leads to downtown Toronto, causing major traffic snarls during the morning rush hour.

CP-24 television showed pictures of cars with smashed windscreens and said witnesses reported seeing ice slabs "the size of a kitchen table" skidding off buildings like the CN Tower, dubbed the world's tallest free-standing structure.

One police officer said a slab "four feet by four feet and several inches thick" fell from the CN Tower, according to a report from The Globe and Mail Web site.

"Current weather conditions are presenting safety concerns," a police statement said. "The closures will remain in effect as long as there is a danger to public safety."

Toronto, Canada's largest city, has faced a combination of snow and thaw during the past few days. A winter storm last Thursday dumped several centimeters of snow on the city, and then a night of rain turned that snow into icy porridge.

Then the weather turned cold again, and the porridge turned back to ice, which started melting in Monday's morning sun.

You silly Canadians. Always finding ways to make life more interesting.

:*)


I know Canada is peaceful and all, but I want a windshield, not no stinkin' windscreen! :-C


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Re: Mookie! Are You Okay???

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:58 pm

StlSluggers wrote:You silly Canadians. Always finding ways to make life more interesting.

:*)
What about this one in your back yard?

A 69-foot section of the sidewalk attached to the bridge snapped off about 8 p.m. Thursday, falling across all four northbound lanes of I-55. One motorist, Lauren Ché Brown, 16, of St. Louis, was slightly injured when her car struck the concrete
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Re: Mookie! Are You Okay???

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:03 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:You silly Canadians. Always finding ways to make life more interesting.

:*)
What about this one in your back yard?

A 69-foot section of the sidewalk attached to the bridge snapped off about 8 p.m. Thursday, falling across all four northbound lanes of I-55. One motorist, Lauren Ché Brown, 16, of St. Louis, was slightly injured when her car struck the concrete

Meh. It only fell about one story, and it wasn't made of porridge.

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Postby acsguitar » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:42 pm

There were probably canadians playing hockey on the roof
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:08 pm

It was probably shaken loose by the Canadians launching themselves over the border via catapult...
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:09 pm

This happened last week too. I don't think they closed the highway that time though. But I remember being downtown last week and some of the streets were closed because of ice falling.

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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:51 pm

It's not ice. It's actually the sky.
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Postby BGbootha » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:25 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:This happened last week too. I don't think they closed the highway that time though. But I remember being downtown last week and some of the streets were closed because of ice falling.

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