Ice shards falling from World Trade Centre cause travel chaos (video)


Large shards of ice falling from the One World Trade Centre have been causing travel chaos in New York.

Pedestrians ran for cover this weekend as the shards fell from the nation's tallest building (almost 2,000ft) at 100mph, reports the Daily Mail.

The World Trade Centre PATH station came to a halt on Friday morning's rush hour as officials cordoned off the area.

However, the NY Daily News reports that pedestrians had to "fend for themselves" on Saturday as the shards kept falling but the station was left open.

Austrian tourist Katharina Amann, 24, told the paper: "We just saw ice falling down the building. It was scary. Then I heard it shatter."

However, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said there was nothing to worry about. "Each incident was fully investigated and proper protocols were followed," he told the Daily News. "Ice falling from buildings occurs in urban environments such as Manhattan, and we are taking all appropriate safety measures when the situation arises."

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