Four families were evacuated after a Texaco gasoline truck overturned and flooded the sewer lines with spilled gas on the outskirts of town.


For two blocks, including 48th Street and Correctionville Road, gas covered streets and flowed into ditches.


With gas on the roads, cars were rerouted while emergency personnel worked for two hours to flush out the gas. Fire Chief Charles Hochandel stated that his men “followed catastrophe and hazmat procedures set up beforehand” in case of such an emergency.