Falling Ice

Dan Curry. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Spokesman For U.S. Senate Candidate Hit In Head By Falling Ice

Another signal that spring is approaching – the thawing of Chicago skyscrapers means ice falling downtown.

03/12/2014

Falling Ice

Rising Temps Lead To Ice Falling From Downtown Buildings

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports one person after another, even a woman with a baby, crossed the street without realizing the potential danger as big chucks of ice and snow were falling from the top of the CTA station on to the crosswalk at Van Buren and Federal.

02/18/2014

Falling Ice

Expert: Newer High-Rises Can Be More Prone To Falling Ice

Efforts to conserve energy at high-rises by using highly insulated windows have led to an increase in falling ice, because ice and snow more easily stick to the cold exteriors of newer skyscrapers.

02/13/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Warmup Won’t End Switching Problems For Metra, Amtrak

Metra anticipates normal rush hours Friday, while service on Amtrak to Detroit, St. Louis, Quincy and Carbondale remains on a reduced schedule. However, neither will rule out delays blamed on switching problems.

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2014

Chunks of falling ice from the John Hancock Center forced police to shut down some nearby streets on March 8, 2011. This chunk nearly hit CBS 2's Susanna Song and a CBS 2 photographer. (Credit: CBS)

Falling Ice Closes Streets Near Hancock Center, Willis Tower

Streets around two of Chicago’s tallest buildings remained closed to traffic Tuesday evening, due to concerns about falling ice.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Ice falling from the Willis Tower smashed into the back of this Honda Accord. (Credit: Patrick O'Brien)

Paramedic Injured By Falling Ice Downtown

An off-duty Chicago Fire Department paramedic was hurt by ice that fell from a building in downtown Chicago near the Loop.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2011

Cowboys Stadium

UPDATED: Six Injured By Falling Ice At Cowboys Stadium

The weather continues to be as big of a story in Dallas as the game that will be played on Sunday. Snow, cold weather and now falling ice have led some to question Dallas’ worth as a Super Bowl city.

02/04/2011