Authorities shut down 127th Street between New Avenue and Smith Road on Tuesday to allow crews to fix the pipeline.
“Although an underground utility survey was conducted prior to initiating this project, this particular pipeline was not identified,” AT&T spokesperson Mollie West told Sun-Times Media. “Thankfully, no injuries were reported. AT&T service in the Lemont area was not affected. We apologize for any inconvenience to motorists and residents of Lemont.”
Chief George Rimbo of the Lemont Fire Protection District confirmed the leak, but said it was handled by CITGO's fire department. Calls to CITGO were not immediately returned.