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HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A gas leak has closed streets in downtown Herndon on Monday afternoon.

Police say that the intersection of Elden Street and Spring Street are closed to traffic while the fire department and gas company respond to the scene.

Police tell us that repairs may go into rush hour. They are asking drivers to avoid the downtown area.

Businesses and government buildings in the area have been evacuated.

You can get updates on the situation via Twitter by following @herndonpolice.

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