Ice chunks from sky batter a North Side house
Experts suspect a plane my be to blame
November 6th, 2009
The chunk of ice dropped from a partly cloudy sky onto Linda Dowd's roof around dinnertime Wednesday, with a crash that set her family running in alarm.
"The whole house shook," she said outside the North Wolcott Avenue home, while her son held up baseball-size ice chunks in a plastic bag. The falling object caved in the corner of their 5-year-old roof dormer and showered ice through their front yard as they watched TV a few feet away. "I thought the chimney fell. My husband thought maybe the 'L' fell off the tracks."