Hazmat Situation Snarls Traffic on Wacker Drive | NBC Chicago

Hazmat Situation Snarls Traffic on Wacker Drive

No one injured, no buildings evacuated



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    A gas leak Saturday led to a hazmat call on Lower Wacker Drive.

    A gas leak that briefly diverted traffic from Lower Wacker Drive Downtown Saturday morning has been secured.

    A construction company accidentally struck a 4-inch gas line at 155 N. Wacker Dr. around 10 a.m., according to Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva.

    A Level 1 Hazmat was called for the leak, sending ambulances to the scene.

    The fire department checked the gas levels of buildings in the area, and no buildings were evacuated, Roccasalva said.

    No injuries were reported.

    People's Gas responded to the scene and stopped the leak at 10:48 a.m., Roccasalva said.

    According to unconfirmed dispatch reports, traffic on Lower Wacker Drive is was briefly diverted.