Old Town Gas Leak Prompts Hazmat Response

CHICAGO (CBS) — Construction crews hit a gas main Friday morning in the Old Town neighborhood, prompting a hazardous materials response.

Around 8:40 a.m., a the Fire Department called a Level 1 Hazmat for the gas leak at North Avenue and Sedgwick Street, fire officials said.

A construction crew hit a gas main, causing the leak, Rosado said. No evacuations were necessary.

At 9:19 a.m., the hazmat response was canceled and no one was hurt.

The scene of the gas leak is just below a busy Brown Line ā€˜Lā€™ stop.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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