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Most closures near Yonge Street and Highway 401 were cleared after a previous fire – Toronto

Written by Javed Iqbal

Most of the closures that affect the area of Highway 401 and Yonge Street in Toronto has been cleared after a previous fire.

Toronto police said on Twitter that emergency crews responded shortly before noon. 9 to the area of ​​a communication tower that was on fire.

Police said it was close to the 401 on- and off-ramp.

The pole was skewed and there was concern it could fall, leading to a closure of Yonge Street in the area, as well as part of 401, police said.

The Department of Transportation said the westbound lanes on the highway were closed along with the collision at Yonge Street.

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In an update around 12:45 p.m., police said a crane was brought in to stabilize the tower, and an engineer inspected the damage.

West lanes remained closed at the time, while parts of Yonge Street were reopened to facilitate traffic.

The westbound lanes as well as the access and exit ramps at Yonge have since reopened, as have the southbound lanes of Yonge Street.

The northbound lanes in Yonge remained blocked from 6 p.m. 16.16

A spokesman for the Toronto Brand said there is no word on what may have caused the incident.

The spokesman said there was also a small grass fire near the bottom of the tower.

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