Some residents of the 800 block of South Highland Avenue were evacuated from their homes Thursday morning when a construction crew's equipment struck a gas main in the parkway between 8:30 and 9 a.m., said Oak Park village spokesman David Powers.
"As a precaution, police evacuated eight houses — four to the north and four to the south — although most people were not at home or [just] leaving," Powers said.
A few displaced villagers were offered the option of waiting in the park district's Longfellow Center.
Nicor Gas was alerted and the repair took about an hour, Powers said.
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