Gas line break repaired on SW Side

July 29, 2009 5:13:15 AM PDT
A gas line break forced people to evacuate homes and businesses Tuesday morning on Chicago's far Southwest Side. Peoples Gas says a construction crew hit a gas line around 9 a.m. near 111th Street and Spaulding in the city's Mount Greenwood neighborhood.

People from about 20 nearby homes and businesses were evacuated for a half hour until the gas line could be repaired. Gas was shut off to about 70 customers during the repairs.

Crews from People's Gas spent the afternoon re-lighting customers' pilot lights.

No one was injured.