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McHenry County Sheriff's Office, Nicor repair gas leak in Bull Valley

Crews from Nicor Gas respond to a natural gas leak Wednesday near the intersection of Bull Valley and Draper roads in Bull Valley.
Crews from Nicor Gas respond to a natural gas leak Wednesday near the intersection of Bull Valley and Draper roads in Bull Valley.

Nicor Gas workers responded to a gas leak and remained at the scene after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office sent a Nixle alert about
10:40 a.m. advising people to avoid the area of Bull Valley and Draper roads in Bull Valley while repairs were underway.

The leak began when a contractor struck a pipe, Nicor spokesman David Pietryla said.

Gas was shut off in the area at
3:21 p.m., Pietryla said.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and McHenry Township Fire Protection District could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

The leak is not a danger to the public, according to the alert.

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