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Damaged Gas Main Causes Shutdown of Stony Island Outside Jackson Park Hospital

The busy stretch of Stony Island was shut down for the emergency crews.

A reported gas main issue has caused traffic to be stopped by first responders in front of Jackson Park Hospital. [Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago]

SOUTH SHORE — Police officers and firefighters temporarily blocked traffic along the 7500 block of South Stony Island Avenue in front of Jackson Park Hospital in response to a damaged gas main.

A call came in at 11:09 a.m. about a potential gas main issue, Chicago police officer Jennifer Bryk said.

Traffic is currently blocked only along South Stony Island Avenue both northbound and southbound. But drivers are still moving steadily down 75th Street and 76th Street.