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.
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.