Chunks of ice falling in Manhattan; pedestrians rerouted

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NEW YORK – All around Manhattan, even on streets that are totally cleared, a hidden danger lurks.

Chunks of ice cascaded from buildings as the temperature rose on Monday.

Some buildings have put up yellow “caution” tape to keep pedestrians from walking right under the trajectory of the fast-falling pieces.

The ice and snow started breaking free and falling dozens of stories down to the sidewalk Sunday as temperatures quickly rose.  One woman was struck in the head by falling ice along West Broadway.

She suffered a non-life threatening injury, according to FDNY officials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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