LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Parts of Rivermont Avenue are back open in Lynchburg after a gas explosion shut them down earlier in the day on Tuesday.

The Lynchburg Fire Department says it happened as crews were working in the basement of a building. Units were called out because of high gas levels and had to ventilate the basement before clearing the scene.

The scene was cleared a few hours after the basement was ventilated and nobody was injured.