Du Quoin High School, homes evacuated due to gas leak


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

DU QUOIN, Ill. - A gas leak has prompted evacuations in Du Quoin, Illinois, after a gas line was hit in the 400 block of South Washington Street.

Du Quoin Police say the high school has dismissed early. Students who do not have a bus ride home are being taken to the Wheatley Gym until they can be picked up.

Homes are also being evacuated on Washington Street from Franklin Street to Adams Street, as well as a one-block radius to the west. This includes Mulberry Street, Division Street, the 200 and 300 blocks of South Street and the 200 and 300 blocks of East Olive Street.