Monticello Neighborhood Evacuated after Gas Line Hit

A Monticello neighborhood was evacuated after a gas line was hit this afternoon.

Monticello Police say contractors working on the reconstruction of North Sycamore Street struck a Black Hills gas line around 1:30 pm.

The 600 block of North Sycamore was evacuated. A temporary shelter was set up at the Monticello Emergency Response Center.

Three hours later, residents in this area have now been allowed to return to their homes.

Police say Black Hills Energy will continue making repairs to the gas line, so homes in the affected area will not have access to gas for a few more hours.