A gas rupture at Fifth and Broad streets rerouted downtown Augusta traffic.
According to Atlanta Gas Light spokeswoman Tami Gerke, a third-party contractor struck the 1 1/4-inch line at 9:19 a.m.
Gas crews are on the scene cutting off the gas to the line. Repairs will begin after the gas has been cut off, Gerke said.
The line was restored and traffic was running through the intersection this afternoon.