Calumet Heights

Main Break Leaves Icy Mess, Customers Without Water on South Side

The main broke at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning

Some residents in the city’s Calumet Heights neighborhood have been left without water after a serious water main break Saturday morning.

According to officials, an eight-inch water main broke near the intersection of 89th Street and East End Avenue, flooding the street and sidewalks with water and leaving residents without running water in their homes.

Yards and sidewalks in the neighborhood are caked in ice due to the water main break, but streets have been salted to try to get rid of as much of the ice as possible before colder air moves into the area overnight.

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Authorities attribute the water main break to cold weather, and expect the main to be repaired in the early evening hours.

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