In a tweet, Toronto police said there were reports of hoist cables on a crane were not working at a construction site in the area of Cumberland Street and Yonge Street.
Police said concrete was stuck in the air, describing the situation as “very dangerous.”
Cumberland Street was closed from Yonge to Bay Street for both pedestrians and cars as a result of the situation. Officers were on scene to enforce road closures and public safety, a spokesperson said.
Toronto police told Global News a contractor was on scene “trying to fix the hoist cables.”
At around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said the road had reopened.