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Threat of falling ice shuts down Chicago street

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 09:23:47-05

Part of a Chicago street was shut down over the weekend due to the danger of falling ice. 

A broken sprinkler system on an upper floor of a building caused the front to become covered in ice.

The exact cause of the water leak is not known, but the leak caused water to spill from a top floor down the front of the building, which then froze and encased a front-facing fire escape.

The leak was stopped, and crews immediately closed down the sidewalk to prevent injuries from falling ice. No injuries have been reported.