Water main break causes North Side st...

Water main break causes North Side street closures

There are 25 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Water main break causes North Side street closures. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A major water main break on the city's North Side is causing street closures and affecting the CTA's Brown Line this morning.

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#1 Jan 22, 2008
Tomorrows News Today:
'Water main break closes North Side streets
By Dan P. Blake | Tribune staff reporter
January 23, 2008 '
Looks like the Time Machine that Sam Zell brought in is really starting to pay off.
sue

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 22, 2008
why didn't they shut the water off for 6 1/2 hours?
Jahree

Elmhurst, IL

#3 Jan 22, 2008
This was caused by Global Warming
smokey

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 22, 2008
Jahree wrote:
This was caused by Global Warming
Global warming? Your an f'n idiot. Its called an 80 year old pipe, with massive weather changes in a matter of days. Thats why you live in michigan. STUPID
Ornery

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 22, 2008
Uh, smokey, I think Jahree's comment was pure, unadulterated snark. If not s/he's as much of an "idiot" as you are.
derf

Elmhurst, IL

#6 Jan 22, 2008
Water mains break, has been happening in Chicago all the time. Just something for the media to hype.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 22, 2008
Old pipes are just that..old.

Not global warming
Jahree

Elmhurst, IL

#9 Jan 22, 2008
reader1 wrote:
Old pipes are just that..old.
Not global warming
There are many pipes older than 80 years. GLOBAL WARMING is causing the grond to shift which in turn cracks these pipes, old or young.
pjd

Oak Lawn, IL

#10 Jan 22, 2008
It all Daley's fault. Except he'll find a scapegoat, like always.
Tim

Batavia, IL

#11 Jan 22, 2008
"Towed cars near the collapse have been taken to Montrose Harbor."

...to be dumped in the lake?
Tsk-tsk

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 22, 2008
It was a water main break. Sheesh. Don't you have better things to do then turn this into a name calling contest or trying to figure out WHO should be blamed? Maybe you should blame this on the people that have running water in their homes. Now there's a thought to argue over. How f'in ridiculous.
PDQ

Lombard, IL

#13 Jan 22, 2008
Things break! Mistakes happen!
Lucky no one was hurt or injured during th collapse.
I need to know - does the neighborhood have running water yet?
George

United States

#14 Jan 22, 2008
Global warming? It was frigging three below zero on Sunday.

If that is warm, I will leave my car running 24x7 to cause more global warming. ;-)
Truth

Massapequa, NY

#15 Jan 22, 2008
Apparently the elderly pipes in Chicago don't get a free ride.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago, IL

#17 Jan 22, 2008
Montrose Harbor is the region in which there is a parking lot for the cars to park so the owners can jump on their boats.
It is also not a slum area....it's also not overpriced. You would have to live there to know.
Call 311 if you have questions or needs.
Bob

Skokie, IL

#18 Jan 22, 2008
Global warming doens't mean it's warm all the time. It is believed to cause weather extremes. Let's see. 63 degrees one week 15 the next.
Mike

Palatine, IL

#19 Jan 22, 2008
Man, I have never seen a collection of people with less understanding of sarcastic humor
longtimeres

Chicago, IL

#20 Jan 22, 2008
no its not a slum and yes it is overpriced long time residents know that so you must be new to the neighbor hood... Just ask the Alderman can you say "eminent domain"? Maybe the rebuilding of the CTA Brown line stop had something to do with it???
Lou

Shrewsbury, MA

#21 Jan 22, 2008
"A 36-inch, 100-year-old water main burst overnight... Officials said they are looking for the cause...." [DUH!]

A few stories about the neglect of the infrastructure s.v.p.
CCD

Woodridge, IL

#23 Jan 22, 2008
Wow! Wonder how many 100 year old 36" mains there are in the city?

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