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UPDATE: All lanes open again after ‘major gas leak’ on Knoxville Ave., between War Memorial and Forrest Hill

Lanes of Knoxville between War and Forrest Hill are closed, as of 3:25 p.m. Monday.
Lanes of Knoxville between War and Forrest Hill are closed, as of 3:25 p.m. Monday.(Illinois Department of Transportation)
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 3:28 PM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 4:25 PM CDT
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UPDATE (6 P.M.) Authorities say traffic is moving again in both directions after a ‘major gas leak’ on Knoxville, between War Memorial and Forrest Hill.

UPDATE 4:22 P.M. - Northbound lanes of Knoxville have reopened.

Southbound lanes remain closed as Ameren makes repairs.

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Traffic between War Memorial and Forrest Hill on Knoxville Avenue has been shut down due to a major gas leak, according to the Peoria Emergency Communications Center.

The center urges motorists to seek an alternate route of travel.

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