Gas Leak Closes Roads, Forces Transit Reroutes in Chicago's South Loop | NBC Chicago

Gas Leak Closes Roads, Forces Transit Reroutes in Chicago's South Loop

Fire officials called a Level 2 Hazmat after construction crews hit a gas main in the area.

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    Roads were closed and public transit was rerouted in Chicago’s South Loop due to a gas leak Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016)

    Roads were closed and public transit was rerouted in Chicago’s South Loop due to a gas leak Tuesday. 

    Fire officials called a Level 2 Hazmat for a ruptured 4-inch gas line on State Street between 8th and 9th after construction crews hit a gas main in the area.

    The incident prompted authorities to close State Street between and 8th and 12th streets.

    Chicago Transit Authority Green Line service was shut down in the area, according to fire officials. Red Line service was also suspended between Fullerton and Cermak and Orange Line service was halted between the Loop and Halsted. 

    Purple Line Express rush hour service was cancled. 

    Brown and Pink lines were still running their normal routes in the area, but the CTA said they were delayed due to issues on the other lines. 

    According to the transit agency, trains were resuming their normal routes just before 5 p.m., but delays were still expected. 

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