Gas Line Hit with Gas Leak and Odor on Old Buffalo Grove Rd Near Buffalo Grove Rd, Wheeling

Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:39 AM Wednesday to a gas leak 681 Old Buffalo Grove Road Wheeling, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a gas leak. Upon arrival Engine 23 crew discovered a gas line was hit.

At about 10:47 a.m. Wheeling Engine 23 crew upgraded the call for more more personnel for assistance with evacuation. Police and firefighters were evacuating residents in the immediate area by 10:50 a.m.

Neighbors in the area could expect to smell a strong odor. Wind is calm, but is forecast to be from the East Northeast at 7-10 MPH this afternoon.

The gas line hit is located near townhomes. A loud hissing noise could be hear from the broken line.

Nicor was immediately requested to respond to the scene.

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