Pipes burst at mobile classroom; West Side streets iced near Leland Elementary, Michelle Clark High School

The cold weather appears to be to blame for pipes bursting overnight at a mobile classroom on Chicago's West Side.
November 26, 2013 9:45:02 AM PST
The cold weather appears to be to blame for pipes bursting early Tuesday at a mobile classroom on Chicago's West Side.

Water was seen gushing from the pipes in the 5200-block of West Harrison near Leland Elementary and Michelle Clark High School.

Although the water damage outside of the Chicago Public Schools structured appeared significant, Eyewitness News is told the damage inside was minor.

But the water spread all over the parking lot and leaked onto surrounding sidewalks and Austin-area streets, causing dangerously icy conditions.

Drivers were advised to look out for black ice, even though the city Dept. of Streets and Sanitation deployed 160 salt trucks overnight to deal with snow flurries that fell Monday.

Eyewitness News was told 11 of those trucks would remain on duty throughout the morning.

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