Police, firefighters, and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 10:08 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 2021 to a report of a natural gas leak in the block of 300 North Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.
A construction crew working on the Arlington Heights Road construction project hit a gas line just north of the Subway restaurant at the corner of Arlington Heights Road and Grove Street. Arlington Heights firefighters evacuated some people from the area and investigated the leak.
NICOR was already on scene when firefighters arrived.
A loud hissing noise was heard in the area. Wind was from the southwest at 6 MPH at 9:51 a.m. according to the National Weather Service office at O’Hare International Airport.
The leak was expected to be capped by about 11:30 a.m. A hook up to a new gas line is also expected soon. The ruptured gas line was possibly a 6-inch main.
Arlington Heights Road was blocked between Sigwalt Street and Park Street. Side street access to Arlington Heights Road from Evergreen Avenue and Pine Avenue was also blocked for safety during repair of the gas line.
Traffic was re-opened in both directions on Arlington Heights Road at about 11:16 a.m.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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