The Chicago Tribune reports that a chemical spill near U.S. Cellular Field caused some street closers as well as the CTA Red Line stop (35th). The spill occured at 12:30 in which emergency crews were called in to help contain the leak of what is being called a “caustic substance“.
Streets were closed in the 3500 and 3600 blocks of South Wentworth Avenue, and trains were bypassing the Red Line stop nearby, according to Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
There did not appear to have been a traffic accident leading up to the incident, simply a leak from a truck, Estrada said. The substance may be some type of acid, he said.
There were no plans to delay the scheduled 1:10 p.m. start of a game against the Texas Rangers, according to the White Sox. There was no indication of any danger to fans, a team spokesman said.
Chris Sale is on the hill for Chicago so hopefully fans got wind of the news early enough to get to the field on time. Although maybe a delay wouldn’t have been a bad thing as the Rangers lead 2-0 early…
Source: Chicago Tribune
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