Four Buildings At UIC Evacuated For Gas Leak

CHICAGO (STMW) — Four buildings were evacuated at the University of Illionis at Chicago‚Äôs West Side campus after a gas line was punctured Tuesday morning.

A Level 2 HazMat response was called when a construction company hit a small gas line at 900 W. Taylor St., according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight.

Four buildings, including a science and engineering laboratory, and offices, an engineering research facility; and Burnham Hall, an academic building, were evacuated after the two-inch gas line was punctured, said Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez, a UIC spokesperson.

The Fire Department and gas company had secured the leak as of 10:35 a.m., according to fire media. No one was injured.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live