Loop streets close again from falling ice near Willis Tower

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Ice falling from downtown buildings left a vehicle damaged and caused multiple street closures Thursday afternoon in the Loop and near the Magnificent Mile. | Sun-Times file photo

Falling ice from the Willis Tower once again shut down several streets in the Loop overnight and into Thursday morning.

Several vehicles and building windows were pummeled by loose ice reported about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of West Adams, according to Chicago police.

Road and sidewalk closures were in effect overnight on Franklin Street, Adams Street, Wells Street and Jackson Boulevard near the Willis Tower, police said. As of noon Thursday, all streets had been reopened except for Adams between Franklin and Wacker.

No injuries were reported.

On Tuesday morning, falling ice from the Willis Tower and the John Hancock building shut down several downtown streets.

Thursday is the first day “well above freezing” since an ice storm hit northern Illinois earlier in the week, according to the National Weather Service, which warned residents to be on the lookout for hanging or falling ice throughout the region.

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