Update: Area of downtown now open; was closed due to severed gas line

Posted by: KLKN Newsroom, 8@klkntv.com

17th Street from P to Q is now open.  

The area was closed a little after 8 a.m., due to a severed gas line.  

Lincoln Police were on hand to block off the streets as Black Hills Energy and the Hazardous Material Response Team investigated.  

Surrounding areas were shut down as well, as authorities surveyed the premises.