Hilo Police report that a gas leak has required the closure of a busy Hilo thoroughfare Monday morning.
Fire officials report that a gas line at the intersection of Aupuni Street and Kilauea Avenue was ruptured due to road construction around 7 a.m.
Kilauea Avenue was closed between Mohouli and Hoku Streets around that time.
No evacuations were necessary and there were no reports of injury.
The closure is expected to last for 2-3 hours while the line is repaired.