CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago firefighters and police and Peoples Gas are responding to a major gas line rupture in the Norwood Park neighborhood.

CBS 2’s Tara Molina reports authorities are blocking off the area after a large gas main ruptured Tuesday afternoon on the 5700 block of North Oketo Avenue. The Fire Department initiated a Level 2 Hazardous Materials response.

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Crews were working to shut down the ruptured gas line, but police said they were not evacuating any nearby homes.

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This is a developing story.

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