UPDATE AT 5:27 a.m.- The Bloomington Police Department confirms that the area is now back open. Officers report that the roads opened back up to traffic around 11 p.m. Monday night.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.– The Bloomington Police Department issued a public safety alert due to a possible gas leak.
Police said that residents are asked to avoid Washington St. and McLean St. because it is blocked while crews investigate. Surrounding buildings in the affected area are being evacuated at this time.
This story will be updated.