Crews Work Overnight to Repair Broken Gas Main in Downtown Lincoln

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A broken gas main near downtown Lincoln had crews working into the night.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews responded to a reported gas leak at 601 South 21st Street before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

After a quick search, crews discovered a gas main had broken. Black Hills Energy crews spent nearly five hours to digging into the street to get to the main.

A temporary patch was placed after gas fumes were detected in nearby sewer lines. A permanent patch will be installed Wednesday morning.