Chelsea road closed after 6-foot-icicle falls three stories, smashes car window

A street in Chelsea was closed Sunday afternoon when a 6-foot-long icicle fell three stories from a home, smashing a car’s back window, fire officials said.

The icicle fell about 3 p.m. near 92nd Street, forcing authorities to shut down the road for several hours from Broadway to Cherry Street while the home’s owner was called to remove dangling icy spears from the house, Chelsea Fire Capt. Mike Thompson said.

Authorities also briefly closed sidewalks near Pembroke and Beacon streets Sunday afternoon after a resident called to complain about foreboding icicles.

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“These things can kill you,” Thompson said, noting that they form after a warm-to-freezing temperature cycle, as the area has recently experienced.

Thompson said pedestrians should use caution walking near buildings where the icicles hang and noted that homeowners are responsible for removing them.

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