Royals game in Toronto postponed due to falling ice chunks, roof damage

Ice from the CN Tower fell on Rogers Centre Monday. | Fran Gunn  The Canadian Press via AP

Ice from the CN Tower fell on Rogers Centre Monday. | Fran Gunn The Canadian Press via AP

Multiple reporters have posted photos on social media of the hole, which has caused leaking onto Rogers Centre's turf field.

Toronto and Kansas City will have a doubleheader tomorrow to make up for Mother Nature imposing her will and forcing the Blue Jays to deal with some bad karma quickly after their Twitter accounts lame troll backfired. Yet the universe is a fickle being, and sometimes unexpected events happen. The ice created a hole, and the hole enabled snow to fall in onto the playing surface.

The Toronto Blue Jays' Monday game against the Kansas City Royals was cancelled because of damage to the Rogers Centre roof. Much of the area was eventually closed off to pedestrians, with no injuries reported thus far.

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The closure around the CN Tower has been expanded and includes the sidewalk on the south side of Front Street, which is closed from John Street to Blue Jays Way.

Toronto has been in the grip of an ice storm since the start of the weekend, causing power outages and scrambling travel plans, including for thousands of commuters Monday. More than 120,000 customers across much of Ontario remained without power. It's the first cancellation at Rogers Centre since a game against the Royals was called off following a collision between two panels of the stadium's moving roof on April 12, 2001.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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