HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Amid a major snowstorm Monday night, a gas main break sent huge plume of flames billowing into the air along Green Bay Road in Highland Park.
The weather made it a challenge for firefighters to cap the enormous fire.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mainly Clear And Not As Cold Sunday Night
The City of Highland Park reported the gas line at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Highland Place was hit by a contractor around 6 p.m. Monday.
Four hours later, the fire caused by the main break was still burning.
Following the main break, Green Bay Road was shut down between Clavey Road and Washington Place.
No one was injured, the city said.READ MORE: At Least 20 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
The biggest concern for people living nearby was what would happen when the gas was shut off.
“Certainly concerned about – there’s a gas fire, what it does for our heat in the neighborhood. Hopefully they don’t have to shut that off, so a little bit concerned,” said Matt Larson, who lives nearby.
Nicor and ComEd were called to the scene. ComEd reported 128 customers were left without power because of a related issue.
North Shore Gas told CBS 2 none of their natural gas customers were affected, but the situation was still active and some people could lose service once the scene was secured.MORE NEWS: Boy, 11, Shot And Wounded In West Pullman; He Is Second Child Shot In Area Within Week
The City of Highland Park also sent someone to go door to door in the neighborhood, making sure everyone was OK.