News - Joliet and Will County

Small section of Plainfield Road in Joliet briefly closed to repair gas leak

A section of the 500 block of Plainfield Road in Joliet was briefly closed on Monday afternoon after a construction company struck a gas line near a residence.

Joliet police officers blocked off Plainfield Road between Douglas Street and Taylor Street to redirect traffic away from the scene of the gas leak.

Emergency crews at the scene of a gas leak on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, on Plainfield Road, also known as Route 30, in Joliet.

Crews with the Joliet Fire Department were called to the scene at 2:33 p.m. Monday, Joliet Fire Chief Greg Blaskey said.

Nicor Gas employees were already on the scene to make repairs, Blaskey said.

A fire engine remained on standby until those repairs could be completed, which was at 4:01 p.m., he said.

The roadway has since opened, he said.