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Ice Falls Off Building and Hits Car Downtown, Prompting Street Closures

By Irene Plagianos | March 17, 2017 2:40pm | Updated on March 17, 2017 7:11pm
 Broad Street, between Pearl and Water Streets, was closed because of ice falling from 104 Broad St.
Broad Street, between Pearl and Water Streets, was closed because of ice falling from 104 Broad St.
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A slab of ice that fell 18 stories from the roof of a Verizon building on Broad Street crashed onto a car Friday afternoon, prompting officials to shut down surrounding streets.

The falling ice from 104 Broad St., between Pearl and Water streets, did not cause any injuries, said a Nancy Silvestri, a spokeswoman for the city's Office of Emergency Management.

The car was damaged. It was not clear whether the car was occupied at the time.

A portion of Broad Street, between Pearl and Water streets, was shut down while Verizon worked with a contractor to "dislodge the remaining ice" and prevent any large chunks from continuing to fall, Silvestri said.

The agency also shut down part of Water Street, from Moore St. to Coenties Slip, because of the "dangerous conditions," OEM tweeted.

Roads were reopened by about 6:09 p.m., according to an OEM tweet.