TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Update: CenterPoint Energy has confirmed that the area is safe, and workers are making the required repairs following earlier reports of a gas leak.

According to Senior Communications Specialist Erin Morris, the issue began due to third party damage to a line near the intersection of 14 1/2 Street and Lafayette Avenue. Morris said technicians were in the area monitoring gas levels and have since shut-off the damaged line while crews work to make repairs.


One customer was affected by the shut-off, their service will remain off until repairs are finished.

As of 12:38 p.m., Terre Haute Fire Chief Bill Berry said all fire crews had left the scene.

Original: Residents are being asked to avoid an area of Terre Haute as crews work to repair a gas leak.

According to Terre Haute Fire Chief Bill Berry, the leak is in the area near the intersection of 14 1/2 St. and Lafayette Ave.

Dispatch confirmed that a few homes had been evacuated in relation to the leak. Berry said gas company workers are currently on the scene in addition to Terre Haute firefighters.

Little information about where the leak began, and repair work underway is available at this time. This is a developing story, follow MyWabashValley.com for updates as they become available.