Report of falling concrete from Gardiner stalls traffic before rush hour

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Report of falling concrete from Gardiner stalls traffic before rush hour

City crews have reopened the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Lower Jarvis Street after a driver said a piece of concrete fell from the Gardiner Expressway onto a vehicle. 

Police closed the intersection after receiving a call at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from a man who says he was driving eastbound on the Gardiner when a piece of concrete fell on his windshield. 

Const. Victor Kwong, spokesperson for Toronto Police Service, said the caller didn't say how big the piece of concrete was and whether it caused any damage but said he can only assume the driver's windshield smashed. 

Police confirmed that no one was injured and didn't know whether the driver was on the Gardiner exit ramp at Lower Jarvis when the incident occurred.  

Trevor Tenn, the manager of city road operations, says city crews attended the scene around 3:30 p.m., and their investigation revealed no evidence of fallen concrete. 

Crews cleaned up the scene, and after they deemed everything was safe, they reopened the road. Police confirm there was minor traffic delays that cleared before rush hour.