Crews respond to River North building after water tower ‘buckles’

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Chicago Fire Department and police were called to the River North neighborhood after a water tower appeared to be leaning on a six story building, sending water pouring onto the ground, according to officials and witnessessaid.

The tower is on a building at 409 W. Huron St., according to Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Will Knight.

Chicago police were on the scene diverting traffic, police said.

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A leaking water tower atop 409 W. Huron St. (Scott Burnham / Serafin & Associates, Inc.)