Hazmat Incident Temporarily Shuts Down 2 Blocks in South Loop

Nearly two blocks were closed down in Chicago’s South Loop Wednesday afternoon because of a suspicious spill in the area, according to officials.

The hazmat response was called just before 4 p.m. and crews were dispatched to 8th and Wabash avenues. 

As of 4:10 p.m. officials were investigating the scene and two blocks of Wabash were shut down.

The original report indicated the hazardous materials to be a strange box found near the cross streets, but just after 4:20 p.m. fire officials said the incident was actually related to a suspicious spill. 

As of 5:00 p.m. streets were reopened to pedestrians.

No further details have been released.

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