Water Main Bursts, Floods Streeterville Intersection

Water main broke at East Ohio Street and North McClurg Court

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014  |  Updated 4:19 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Water Main Bursts, Floods Streeterville Intersection

Lauren Jiggetts

advertisement

A water main broke Thursday afternoon in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, flooding roadways and sidewalks in the area.

Department of Water Management spokesman Tom LaPorte said a 12-inch water main broke after 3 p.m. at East Ohio Street and North McClurg Court.

It's not clear what caused the break, but water was seen gushing onto sidewalks toward business entrances. Traffic was being diverted.

LaPorte said crews must now find the source of the leak and excavate to fix it.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out