While LUS was doing repair work on a water line, crew members accidentally hit a gas line causing a leak in 2" main.

That's according to a press release from Lafayette Fire Department spokesman Alton Trahan, who says firefighters and the hazmat team responded to the gas leak at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and South Orange Street at 2:06 p.m. Atmos officials are working to fix the line while the hazmat team is on scene.

Lafayette Police are encouraging drivers to find an alternate route after blocking traffic on Louisiana Avenue at the intersections of South Magnolia and South Sterling Street. The repair work is expected to take two hours.