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Gas Leak Blocks Off Canal Street In South Loop

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A gas leak caused traffic headaches in a busy part of the South Loop Friday morning.

Police and fire crews blocked off Canal Street between Roosevelt Road and 14th Street Friday morning because of a gas leak, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

According to dispatch reports, a gas main was struck by a private snowplow, causing the leak. As a precautionary measure, the BNSF railroad building at 1432 W. 14th St. was evacuated.

There was no fire and no injuries reported, Perez said.

A People’s Gas representative was not immediately available for comment.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.