UPDATE: O Street to be closed until September 11th because of gas leak
Traffic closures in the area will remain in effect to ensure the safety of the area while repairs are being made.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —
Black Hills Energy is continuing to work on repairs to a natural gas main near the intersection of 34th and O Street in central Lincoln. Current traffic closures, west bound lanes from 40th to 33rd and east bound lanes from 35th to 33rd streets on O Street, are expected to be necessary until Friday, September 11.
Around 6:20 Friday morning, Black Hills Energy confirmed the area of 34th and “O” Streets are still closed down as technicians continue to work on the natural gas main.
Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
Following a report of a large natural gas leak near N. 33rd and “O” Streets around 12:30 p.m., Black Hills Energy began investigating the cause.
A portion of “O” was quickly closed down, between 33rd and 35th streets, and will remain closed until the completion of the investigation, likely later Thursday night. As of now, investigators believe it is a gas main break.
Travelers are encouraged to seek an alternate route.
Black Hills Energy is investigating reports of a natural gas leak in the area of N. 33rd and “O” Streets. Traffic in both the east and west lanes, from 33rd to 35th Streets, is closed for the duration of the investigation.
“Our highly trained technicians are working cooperatively with first responders to assess the situation,” stated Brandy Johnson, regional community affairs manager for Black Hills Energy. “The safety of our customers, employees, and communities is our highest priority and we are committed to restoring traffic flow in the area as soon as safely possible.”
6:20 a.m. Friday September 4th