Sudbury police report a gas leak is being addressed by gas company workers in Sudbury's South End.

About 2,000 homes in the south end of Sudbury are without natural gas this morning.

Sudbury police say the main gas line in the LoEllen area was shut off at 2 a.m.

This follows a gas leak Wednesday night near Regent Street South, which forced the partial closure of Loach's Road and the evacuation of about 10 homes in the area.

The area affected runs between Lady Ashley Court and Windle Street.

Police said gas personnel will be going to each affected home this morning starting at 7 a.m. They'll be shutting off the gas to each home and will go back later to turn it back on and light gas appliances.

Police report the road is open to traffic.

Rainbow District School Board Director of Education Norm Blaseg says both Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School and R.L. Beattie Public School remain open. 

At least one restaurant on Loach's Road is closed due to the gas issue. 

Those with questions can call 1-877-969-0999 for more information.