Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Delnor Drive is closed for about an hour and construction workers are evacuated from the site of the cancer center, but repairs are made quickly.
Tri-Com Dispatch reported a gas-main hit around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, near the new cancer center under construction on the Delnor Hospital campus, 300 Randall Road in Geneva. Delnor Drive was being closed to through traffic for about an hour, construction crews were evacuated from the scene, and welding work was ceased immediately after the break was reported. At 11:55 a.m., command confirmed that a 2-inch main was struck outside the construction site. Fire officials checked for levels inside the buidlings and called a Nicor crew to the scene. As of 12:30 p.m., there was a strong odor of natural gas near the work site. Construction personnel were sitting on the campus lawn or talking in the parking lot, still waiting to see if …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Construction crew cracked a 6-inch, high-pressure natural gas main, prompting the closure and the evacuation of several businesses.
Monday afternoon's gas leak along the East Main Street/Route 64 reconstruction was the second caused by construction crews this month and the third since August. City officials hoped to reopen East Main Street/Route 64 by midnight Monday after a construction crew struck a 6-inch, high-pressure natural gas main during midafternoon, forcing the thoroughfare’s closure between 9th and 13th avenues and prompting the evacuation of several businesses. St. Charles Fire Department interim Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet said late Monday that the incident was reported at 2:28 p.m. Firefighters remained at the scene late into the evening, using monitoring equipment to take readings of natural gas levels to ensure the perimeter was wide enough while the …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Route 31 was closed between Silver Glen and Crane Road to the south. Here's what happened.
A construction crew struck a gas main at the intersection of Route 31 and Red Gate Road at around 1:30 p.m. Friday, causing a Route 31 road closure and detour. Route 31 was closed between Silver Glen and Crane Road to the south. A detour has been established along Silver Glen to Randall Road, to Crane Road, according to a press release by Paul McCurtain, St. Charles public information coordinator. "We have been advised by NICOR that the repair may take in excess of five hours to repair, which would have the detour in effect until at least 7 p.m. (June 1)," McCurtain said. There were no reported injuries.