Update, 4:33 p.m.: College Avenue has been reopened, per a Fort Collins Police Services tweet sent at 4:29 p.m. The closure lasted roughly 30 minutes.
Original story: Fort Collins' busy College Avenue is closed near the city's southern boundary due to a cut gas line near the street's intersection with Trilby Road.
Poudre Fire Authority and Fort Collins police warned drivers to avoid the area about 4 p.m. Thursday, as authorities shut down College between Skyway Drive and Carpenter Road while they respond.
The closure means that a more than 1-mile stretch of College — also U.S. Highway 287 — between Fort Collins and Loveland is closed shortly before the afternoon commute ahead of a holiday weekend.
Those traveling between Fort Collins and Loveland should use a different route, including Taft Hill Road or Lemay Avenue to the west and east, respectively.
This article originally appeared on Fort Collins Coloradoan: College Avenue reopens in south Fort Collins due to cut gas line