Watch for Falling Ice

tower & dome
Originally uploaded by julebule.
The Gardiner Expressway has just been shut down, westbound, throughout the city of Toronto because of ice falling off the CN tower. Imagine the impact, this is more than a math question of how much damage a penny can make when you drop it off the CN tower. This would be bags and bags of pennies.

Akin to being shot at, likely, if you were driving, and a piece of ice hit your car. They’ve only shut down the westbound lanes - the ones closest to the tower, they’ve left the eastbound lanes open. Makes you think, if you were going eastbound, are you going to take the chance that a gust of wind isn’t going to blow an ice bullet another 8 feet into *your* lanes? Methinks that smart drivers will opt out as well, even if unofficially.