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Northbound lane of Main Street reopens in Billings Heights

Posted at 5:05 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:50:47-04

Update 8:38 p.m. The northbound lanes of Main Street are open. The southbound lanes are restricted until the gas line is fixed.

Update 5:47 p.m. Billings police say Main Street is closed southbound at Josephine Lane and northbound at Hilltop.

Update 5:10 p.m. Main Street was reopened after MDU shut down the gas line, but south-bound traffic has been reduced to one lane near the intersection of Milton Drive.

Milton Road is closed east of Lake Elmo Drive.

Authorities have not evacuated buildings.

BILLINGS- Main Street and Milton Road in Billings Heights are closed in both diretions Tuesday afternoon because of “major damage” done to gas line, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

Travelers are advised to find an alternate route, such as Bench Boulevard or Interstate 90, according to the transportation department.

The closure alert was sent at 4:45 p.m.

Billings police and firefighters are on the scene.

This is a developing story.