Giant chunk of ice falls, crushes parks car in NYC
A giant chunk of ice appears to have fallen on and crushed a car in SoHo.
A man tweeted a photo of the damaged car on Charlton Street Tuesday afternoon. No injuries have been reported.
Charlton Street from Hudson Street to Varick Street is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The FDNY removed remaining pieces of ice from the building Tuesday evening.
Chunks of ice fall from buildings in new York when temperatures rise after freezes.
Pedestrians have been injured by falling ice in the past.
"Falling icicles and snow masses from buildings can be dangerous in a dense city such as New York, and can injure pedestrians, damage vehicles, and disrupt transportation if streets must be closed for safety reasons," according to the Department of Buildings.