Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:49 AM Thursday May 23, 2019 to a report that a construction crew hit a gas main with strong odor of gas in the neighborhood of Canterbury Drive and Highland Avenue Arlington Heights, Il. Engine 4’s crew on arrival reported a strong smell of gas at a congested construction scene.
Evacuation of some residents was ordered on Canterbury Drive and also on Highland Avenue by about 8:00 a.m.
Wind at 7:51 a.m. at the National Weather Service at O’Hare was West at 12 MPH gusting to 21 MPH. Wind forecast over the next 9 hours is expected to range from 10-17 MPH with gusts to 22-28 MPH, continuing from the West.
Firefighters reported that the gas line that is broken is possibly a one-inch high pressure line.
Nicor responded to the scene and was on scene by 8:12 a.m. The line was reported shut down by 8:19 a.m.
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