Gas leak triggers Merrionette Park hazmat

August 31, 2011 5:52:39 AM PDT
Minor evacuations were ordered for a short time early Wednesday in south suburban Merrionette Park after a gas leak triggered a level one hazmat situation.

A driver was reportedly was trying to back out a vehicle out of a driveway at 3129 Whipple, hit a gas meter and knocked it off the house, causing a leak. Chopper7HD flew over the scene and spotted the meter on the ground.

The hazmat was struck before 7 a.m., but emergency crews still reported to the scene as a precaution.

No injuries reported.