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Nicor working to fix gas leak in downtown St. Charles

Published: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 4:18 p.m. CST

ST. CHARLES – The gas leak that prompted the evacuation of two city buildings late this morning should be repaired soon, a St. Charles official said.

Lisa Garhan, community and public affairs coordinator for St. Charles, said that at 3 p.m. Nicor indicated the repairs would be completed within the next two hours.

A gas line was damaged at State and Riverside avenues near the St. Charles Police Department and the Century Station building during the parking lot construction, she said.

While the police department and Century Station were evacuated, she said, the nearby Municipal Building did not require it. The city later announced on social media that city employees had returned to their offices.

The municipal parking lot directly north of the Municipal Building is undergoing a $1 million renovation. Construction began last month and is expected to be completed by Scarecrow Fest in October.

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