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Gas leak reported near Seventh Street and Rose Avenue has been repaired

IU reported a gas leak near Seventh Street and Rose Avenue on the north sidewalk, according to an IU Notify Bloomington alert sent just at 6:30 p.m.  

The gas leak has been repaired and the area is now open, according to an IU Notify Bloomington alert sent at 8:52 p.m. Crews will remain in the area to complete work, but normal activities can resume. 

Police closed off part of Seventh Street between Union Street and Rose Avenue while crews worked to fix the leak and monitor nearby buildings. People were initially alerted to stay away from the area and call 911 with information. 

There is no evacuation order, and the gas company is on the scene monitoring gas levels, the IU Police Department said in a phone call at 8:45 p.m. 

Some students living in the Union Street Center left to find another place to stay the night because they said the smell from the gas leak was too strong in their apartments. They said they do not know if it is safe to stay in the buildings close to the leak. 

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