MINOOKA – A gas leak in the Rivers Edge Landing subdivision Monday afternoon led to a street being partially shut down and students from the neighborhood being kept late at school because they could not be taken home.
Interim Superintendent of Public Works Ryan Anderson said public works crews at about 2:30 p.m. hit a gas main that was improperly marked by a locating company near 509 Rivers Edge Drive.
“They were digging, and they hit a gas main,” Anderson said, adding that the main was not as deep as was marked. “Everybody is safe.”
Nicor crews were working to shut off the gas flow as of 6:30 p.m.
Anderson said the main likely would be fixed by Monday night. The leak prompted fire and police officials to shut down a block of Rivers Edge Drive.
Minooka students living in the Rivers Edge Landing subdivision were kept at school because of concerns about the gas leak. Parents of more than 75 children in Channahon School District 17 and Minooka High School District 111 were notified by school officials that students living in the subdivision were transported back to their schools.