From Chris Ranck:

happened overnight in Erie IL, Whiteside County along I88

Illinois Gas Pipeline Explosion VIDEO – Erie Pipeline Explodes

Crews are responding to a massive pipeline explosion near Interstate I-88 and Albany road, just north of Erie, IL.Whiteside county officials tell us Erie crews were able to shut off the natural gas line, but flames are expected to be active for hours.Residents living within a one mile radius have been evacuated and a shelter has been opened at the Erie fire department. There are over 20 people currently in the shelter and more are anticipated to need assistance. This includes adults, children and pets.