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Calgary traffic: downtown roads re-opened after closures due to falling glass

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WATCH: Roads have reopened in downtown Calgary after falling glass forced them to close. But as Tony Tighe reports, not before the shutdown caused grief for people and businesses – Oct 30, 2017

Several roads in downtown Calgary were closed on Monday after glass fell from a high-rise tower the day before.

Emergency crews were called to the 200 block of 6 Avenue S.W. on Sunday at around 9:45 a.m.

When they arrived, crews found the glass had fallen from a broken window on the 23rd floor of a building under construction (Brookfield Place.)

Fire crews cordoned off the area to prevent traffic or pedestrians from entering.

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According to the Calgary Fire Department (CFD), the interior of the glass panels were intact but a partially broken pane remained on the exterior of the building.

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High winds prevented anyone from beginning to fix the broken glass.

The glass caused the temporary closure of 1 Street S.W. between 5 Avenue and 8 Avenue, as well as 6 Avenue S.W. between Centre Street and 2 Street West.

In addition, 7 Avenue S.W. was closed to all pedestrian traffic between Centre Street and 2 Street West.

The roads were reopened to traffic as of 3 p.m. on Monday.

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