A stretch of West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius is being blocked by dozens of police, fire and EMS vehicles due to a gas leak.

According to Cornelius Police, several buildings along West Catawaba, between Jetton Road and Bethel Church Road, have been evacuated due to the leak. The incident caused the reroute of traffic to side streets, causing congestion and long delays.

The Cornelius and Huntersville Fire Departments were assisted by the Charlotte Fire Department and Haz Mat team. EMS crews and police were also on scene.

We will update as we receive more information. 

Melissa Gute contributed to this story.