Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gas Leak~

111th and Spaulding. Some homes being evacuated.

From Chicagobreakingnews.com

About 20 homes and businesses in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood were evacuated for about a half hour this morning because of a gas line rupture, officials said.

A contractor hit the line in the vicinity of 111th Street and Spaulding Avenue on the Far Southwest Side despite the area being marked, said Peoples Gas spokeswoman Bonnie Johnson.

The Fire Department declared a hazardous materials situation about 9:15 a.m. and ordered the evacuations. But the line was capped and people were allowed to return to their homes and workplaces by 9:45 a.m.

But as of noon, 70 customers remained without gas, Johnson said. She expected service to be restored later this afternoon.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unverified call on this issue at 108th and Ridgeway this morning. However, a Great response by 2290, 2211,2212 and other outside units as well as CFD 45 and 92. Thanks from a whole block of taxpayers.

M

Anonymous said...

I saw the units flying by this morning and knew it had to be at least a plan 2 with all the equipment responding. I'm glad everything and everyone is ok! Good job CFD!!!!!

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