UPDATE: Repairs did not take as long as originally anticipated, and have been completed. The street has been reopened.

City of Iowa City Police and Fire Department crews are closing portions of N. 1st Avenue in Iowa City due to an underground gas line leak caused when construction equipment hit the gas line. MidAmerican Energy is also on its way to the scene. The incident occurred in the 800 block of N. 1st Avenue.

The street is expected to be closed until about 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. It will reopen when repairs are completed and it is safe to travel.

Date of publication

Monday, November 14, 2016