Traffic on Sheridan Road in Evanston is blocked at Church Street this morning after what apparently was a construction accident broke a gas line between two homes near there.

The accident happened on Forest Place between Church and Davis streets — that’s the one-block street that that links Sheridan Road and Forest Avenue.

Evanston fire units are on the scene and Nicor Gas crews have been called to respond.

The gas line break was first reported about 8:50 a.m.

Update 11:25 a.m.: Sheridan was reopened to traffic shortly before 11 a.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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