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: Over 74,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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: Career Coach: When To Ask For Flexible Work Arrangements
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: 2 Officers Among 3 Injured In Loop Crash On State Street
Water service at the Willis Tower was not interrupted.