Traffic Rerouted around 409 W. Huron

A water tower on the roof of 409 W. Huron Street was found to be tilted and leaking water. As a precaution, the Chicago Fire Department immediately ordered the shutdown of surrounding streets, including Huron, Erie, Sedgwick and Hudson Streets.

In addition to Chicago Fire Department personnel, the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Department of Buildings, and Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) are also on-site to secure the area and direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic. These City agencies are working together to coordinate the scene, conduct any required evacuations, and ensure the appropriate utility companies are on standby. At this time, several streets have been closed, although the CTA service has not been affected.

Please monitor local news reports for real-time updates on this issue. Please use caution if traveling in the area, expect delays, and adhere to instruction from safety and security personnel on site.