At approximately 10:20 a.m., Black Hills Energy responded to a gas odor call at the Majestic Hotel in downtown Cheyenne. Upon arrival, gas technicians performed several tests and recommended the evacuation of the hotel building and several surrounding buildings as a precautionary safety measure. Following further investigation, Black Hills Energy is confirming a natural gas leak near the Majestic Hotel, the cause of the leak remains under investigation.
As a safety precaution, electrical power and natural gas service has been turned off to the Majestic Hotel. Black Hills Energy’s technicians will work to safely restore service as soon as possible.
In order to make the necessary repairs, roadways in the area will remain closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The closure area includes: Central Avenue to Carey Avenue, between 15th Street and 17th Street. It is anticipated the closure of both lanes will remain in effect until early this evening, with one lane in each direction re-opening at that time.
Black Hills Energy urges motorists to slow down and use an abundance of caution in these areas, as workers will be performing tasks in the roadways.