Construction crew hits gas line downtown Burlington – avoid the area

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Residents are being asked to avoid Jefferson Street in Burlington’s downtown.

The 300 block of Jefferson Street has been temporarily closed because a construction crew hit a gas line, according to police.

A local business owner said many of the businesses on Jefferson Street were evacuated.

Alliant Energy, along with Burlington’s police and fire departments are on scene.

As of 1:20 p.m. repairs were still underway, according to a spokesperson from Burlington’s fire department.

The Burlington Police Department later updated their Facebook post to say that emergency crews were no longer on scene, but the area is still closed.

No word on when the roadway will reopen.