Call 8-1-1 or Click Before You Dig!
The Skokie Fire Department has seen an increase in accidental underground gas mains being struck by digging. Please take the time to contact JULIE at least 48 hours prior to digging! It is a free public safety service.
In the event of a potentially dangerous situation, including the escape of any flammable, toxic or corrosive gas or liquid, state law requires the person doing the excavation, do the following:
- Immediately stop digging and evacuate the area
- Call 9-1-1 and notify the authorities
- Contact the owners of the underground lines
DO NOT attempt to repair, clamp or constrict the damaged utility unless under the supervision of the utility owner.