CN Tower closed, Rogers Centre assessing damage due to falling ice

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The Blue Jays announced earlier Monday that they are working with Toronto police and the CN Tower to evaluate the "viability of playing tonight's game". It's the first cancellation of a game at Rogers Centre since April 12, 2001, also against the Royals. But, even in their climate-controlled stadium, the Jays couldn't escape nature's elements and will assess their options for Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Police began receiving reports of falling ice around 10:30 a.m., with the CN Tower closing about an hour later.

The Toronto Blue Jays' Monday game against the Kansas City Royals was cancelled because of damage to the Rogers Centre roof.

Instead, the game will be made up Tuesday as part of a traditional doubleheader beginning at 3:07 p.m. ET.

"Fortunately there's been no injuries reported", said Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook.

The Blue Jays had hoped a return to their domed stadium would provide a respite from the relentless storms that led to a pair of postponements in Cleveland over the weekend. After all, Rogers Centre has a retractable dome that comes in handy on days like Monday - when it's cold and raining and feels nothing like mid-April.

A weekend ice storm resulted in power outages, canceled flights and auto crashes. More than 120,000 customers remain without power.

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