Gas main break secured after homes evacuated on South Side

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A hazardous materials incident on the South Side has been secured after a gas main break Thursday morning, authorities said.

Construction crews hit the high pressure gas main break in the 600-block of East 91st Place in the Chatham neighborhood around 6:45 a.m.. The break prompted a Level 2 Hazmat response,the Chicago Fire Department said.

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Homes were evacuated after a high pressure gas main break on the South Side Thursday morning.

The Chicago Fire Department evacuated homes as a precaution and a nearby school was put on lockdown to shelter in place. Some kids in a summer program are being picked up by their parents.

The hazmat was secured by 10:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.
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