Ice smashes windshields of several vehicles on Ontario roads

Police are warning Ontario drivers to clear snow and ice from their vehicles after frozen chunks smashed the windshields of several vehicles — including a bus carrying the visiting Kansas City Royals.

Around 12:15 a.m. Monday, the team’s charter bus was headed east on the Gardiner Expressway when a piece of flying ice smashed into the windshield.

The 68-year-old driver, a local man, had minor cuts on his face, his daughter told CityNews. Paramedics treated him at the scene, and he was back at work on Tuesday.

Police believe the ice came off another vehicle, likely a bus or truck.

Another bus was brought in to transport the team members and their baggage.

On Tuesday morning, flying ice shattered the windshield of a tour bus on the QEW at Erin Mills Parkway. Peel paramedics said the driver had only minor injuries.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt later posted a photo of the bus as well as a truck windshield he said had been damaged by flying ice.

Later in the day, a woman was injured when a large piece of ice came loose from a passing truck and crushed her car’s windshield and roof in Halton Hills.

Monday night’s game between the Royals and the Jays was cancelled after ice fell from the CN Tower and damaged the roof of the Rogers Centre.

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