UPDATE (12:20 p.m.) - SoCalGas successfully shut off the gas leak. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.
UPDATE (11:01 a.m.) - Crews estimate the gas leak will be under control by 1:00 p.m. The public is still being asked to avoid the area.
UPDATE (10:45 a.m.) - A Shelter-In-Place Order has been issued in the area immediately surrounding the evacuation zone.
Evacuations are being conducted 300 feet around the rupture.
Upon further examination, SoCalGas confirmed the gas line is 3 inches.
The shut down is expected to last one to two hours.
The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department responded to a damaged 1-inch gas line causing a leak on South Street in San Luis Obispo just after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Crews closed South Street between Beebee Street and Exposition Drive to secure the area.
SLO City Fire worked to evacuate the area immediately surrounding the damaged line.
Southern California Gas Company was also on scene to help control the gas leak.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as information becomes available.