Updated: N 36th. has reopened to traffic.
Earlier: You may have heard lots of sirens and a helicopter or two just after noon. It’s all for a gas line break in Fremont, and firefighters have shut down N. 36th St. in both directions near Palatine. They’ve also evacuated several buildings nearby as a precaution, and they ask that residents avoid the area.
— walker Anderson (@walkerQ13FOX) April 6, 2016
Given the explosion in Greenwood last month, you can bet firefighters are being extra careful. There is a large response on scene.
— John Thorburn (@JohnThorburn) April 6, 2016
We’ll update as we learn more…