CBS Chicago video shows night time repairs after people were evacuated from their homes in Elk Grove Village Friday afternoon due to a natural gas main break.
Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:05 PM Friday January 4, 2019 to a report of a gas main break with a leak on Essex Road Essex Road and Carlisle Avenue Elk Grove Village, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that the public works was excavating while working on a water main break near a tree, and hit a gas main. Video below show a methane/water emission as view from an ABC 7 Chicago news helicopter camera. The first fire crew on arrival reported a large break — possibly a 4-inch main.
Neighbors in the area were evacuated, and there was a strong smell of natural gas in the area.
Wind was initially reported from the West at 6.8 MPH and gusting to 16.9 MPH.
The estimated time for repair was indicated to require about four to five hours, which would place the repair time at about 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nicor was on the scene by about 2:35 p.m. and beginning repairs.
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