An emergency locate request is defined as:
A situation where an underground facility requires immediate repair and/or endangers public safety and/or property.
Emergency locate requests include, but are not limited to:
When calling 811 Chicago for an Emergency Locate request, inform the operator that an emergency situation exists and be prepared to explain the situation/conditions. An immediate notification will be transmitted to all 811 Chicago members.
Every person who engages in emergency excavation or demolition shall take all reasonable precautions to avoid or minimize interference between the emergency work and existing underground utility facilities in and near the excavation or demolition area.