Gas Main Break on Essex Rd Near Carlisle Ave Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:05 PM Friday to a report of a gas main break with a leak on Essex Road Essex Road and Carlisle Avenue Elk Grove Village, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that the public works was excavating and hit a gas main. The first crew on arrival reported a large break -- possibly a 4-inch main.

Neighbors in the area were evacuated, and there was a strong smell of natural gas in the area.

Wind was initially reported at W 6.8 MPH G16.9 MPH.

The estimated time for repair was indicated to require about four to five hours, which would place the repair time at about 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nicor was on the scene by about 2:35 p.m. and beginning repairs.

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