BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A gas leak occurred in the 600 block of E. Locust Street Monday afternoon, according to the Bloomington Fire Department.

The leak is from a 2-inch gas line that was cut by construction equipment. Members of the Bloomington Fire Department are on the scene.

East Locust Street, from Clinton Street to Robinson Street, will be closed to all traffic until repair work is completed.

The City of Bloomington asks that people avoid the area.

For more information, call Jason Harden, Superintendent of Water Distribution, in the City of Bloomington Public Works Department at 309-434-2225 or email

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.