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.
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.