Emergency personnel are on the scene of a ruptured gas line along the 700 block of North Main Street in the vicinity of Oak Avenue. The gas line was ruptured by crews working in the area.
Traffic is blocked along both directions of North Main. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and choose an alternate route.
Dominion Energy crews are working to seal off the leak, but there is no timetable on when the road will reopen.
Officials are monitoring the affected area. Out of an abundance of caution, approximately 12 homes and businesses have been evacuated.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.