CHICAGO (CBS) — The deep-freeze temperatures in Chicago lately have proven to be too much for some pipes in the city.
On Wednesday evening, a 12-inch water main ruptured on Adams Street between Wells and Franklin streets, just west of the Willis Tower.READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5 To 11; Will Seek U.S. Authorization
Traffic on the Franklin and Adams streets was shut down as the water gushed. As of Thursday morning, one lane on Adams Street is back open.READ MORE: Three-Car Crash In West Rogers Park Shatters Nearby Bus Stop
The Chicago Department of Water Management said it eventually shut off the water and will need to dig up Adams Street to fix it. The site is back in service.
Officials said crews will remain on scene Thursday morning to restore the street with concrete. The barricades will be moved.MORE NEWS: Historic St. Paul Lutheran Church In Suburban Beecher Burns Down In Fire
Water service at the Willis Tower was not interrupted.