Update: Shortly after 4 pm residents were allowed to go back to their homes.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is advising everyone to avoid the area of Caledonia due to a gas leak. Both eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic on Illinois Rte. 173 have been shut down at Caledonia Road and at Wyman School Road. All residences have been checked and many residents have been evacuated. If you are in the Village or in close proximity and need assistance evacuating, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144.
Should residents need a place to stay while the situation is handled, a temporary relief station has been established at the District 3 Fire Station in Poplar Grove. The American Red Cross is providing services to those residents who have been directly impacted. Please check back for updates or information on when the situation is clear.