Gas line hit near Rock Island County Courthouse

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ROCK ISLAND -- A gas line has been struck near the Rock Island County Courthouse.

According to Rock Island County Sheriff Geri Bustos, construction crews hit a two-inch gas line between the courthouse and the jail near 3rd Avenue and 15th Street shortly after 8 a.m. on  Friday, May 5th.

Evacuation at the Rock Island County Courthouse. WQAD photo by Jaawan Arrington

The entire courthouse and sections of the Rock Island County Justice Center were evacuated. INmates from the Justice Center were moved to the jail.

A crew from MidAmerican arrived shortly after and repaired the line. Both buildings were re-opened by 8:45 a.m.