Calgary's downtown reopens after metal sign secured

A section of downtown Calgary that was closed this morning over concerns about a dangling piece of metal has now reopened.

Portion of sign landed on lower level below

Emergency crews were called to a highrise building just before 9 a.m. MT in downtown Calgary for reports of loose flashing hanging from the 41st floor. (Allison Dempster/CBC)

A section of downtown Calgary that was closed this morning over concerns about a dangling piece of metal has now reopened.

The metal was on the 41st floor of a building on Third Street southwest between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

Police say the situation has been resolved and the area is once again open to pedestrians, C-Train service and other traffic.

Calgary Fire Department spokesperson Carol Henke says the metal was part of a sign.

She said one piece of the sign fell, but landed on a lower level below. The fire department's high angle rescue team was called in to deal with the rest of the sign.

"The high angle team secured one piece in place and removed two others which could not be secured," said the fire department in a release.

The city's safety response unit is now investigating.


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