SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Traffic was diverted around South Pine Street in Spartanburg Wednesday as crews worked to repair a gas leak. The leak was reported around 2:30 a.m.

Spartanburg Fire said the cut of the gas line was caused by a crew doing underground boring. The rupture is on South Pine Street near Country Club Road.

Repairs impacted traffic on South Pine Street, both inbound and outbound all day.

The odor in the air was strong the entire day, but especially in the morning when commuters were coming into work.

“You know, I heard it on the news this morning and I didn’t realize it was as close to me as it was, so I got here and got out of the car, and you could really smell a strong smell,” said Johnny Lee, manager of a nearby gas station. “I’ve been here a little bit and you kind of get used to it, but somebody driving up could still smell it so.”

We’re still working to learn more details on all of this, and we’ll keep you updated as we do.