Evanston Police report that buckled pavement has forced the closure of westbound Central Street at Green Bay Road.

City officials say the damage was caused by a water main break and that it’s likely to take all day Thursday to make repairs.

They’re asking residents to avoid the area if at all possible.

Westbound Central Street remained closed at Green Bay Road Thursday afternoon. (Jeff Hirsh photo)

Update 5:15 p.m. 12/29/22: Public Works Director Edgar Cano tells Evanston Now’s Jeff Hirsh that only two customers are impacted by the watermain break.

He says crews hope to have water service restored by Friday morning, but pavement repair work may stretch into Saturday.

Cano says the break was due to “the age and condition of the main” not the freeze-thaw cycle over the past few days.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Can the infrastructure around Ryan Field handle more than double the existing annual use of the stadium? Doesn’t seem like it. If NU wants to run a for-profit stadium, it should have to pay taxes like a for-profit corporation—taxes that support infrastructure like roads.

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