BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Authorities are responding to a ruptured gas line on College Drive Thursday afternoon.

Around 1: 30 p.m., the Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD) said its Hazmat team was called to College Drive at Concord Avenue due to a ruptured natural gas line.

BRFD said, “Workers in the area compromised the line while digging.”

As of 1:30 p.m., the Northbound lanes of College were closed and drivers were asked to avoid the area by using alternate routes.

This is a developing situation, and this article will be updated as authorities continue to respond to the situation.