Hazmat Incident Shuts Down Metra BNSF Line During Rush Hour
By Kate Shepherd in News on Oct 12, 2015 9:28PM
Commuters from the western suburbs are going to have a tough evening. A hazmat incident has suspended service on Metra's BNSF line which will impact commuters during the Monday rush hour and Cubs fans on their way to Wrigley Field.
Metra is telling passengers to seek alternative modes of transportation and to avoid service from Union Station as the investigation continues, according to the Tribune.
The hazardous materials incident happened near the tracks in Brookfield, where several streets are closed including a section of Maple Avenue north of Ogden Avenue and beyond the BNSF railroad tracks.
Several streets were closed in the western suburb, including a section of Maple Avenue north of Ogden Avenue and beyond the BNSF railroad tracks.
A notice posted on the village's website says that officials, "have evaluated the situation and determined there is no need for evacuation or concern at the present time."