Danger of ice falling from buildings causes road closures downtown

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CHICAGO — Falling ice shattered on streets and broke windshields downtown Thursday morning, forcing police to shut down roads into the evening.

After large chunks of ice could be seen falling from the Sears Tower and Hancock Building, Wacker Drive was closed between Washington and Madison, pedestrian walkways on Franklin Street connecting Madison Street to Washington Street were closed, and Pearson was closed between Wabash and Rush.

There have been no reports of injuries, but people are reminded to be careful and look up as they're walking by tall buildings, and avoid areas where they see ice or snow dangling.

Roads seemed to be opening back up downtown as of 4:30 p.m.

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