Gas Leak Reported In Bentonville

UPDATE: Black Hills Energy reported that the line was damaged when a nearby tree was struck by lightning. Black Hills Energy says as of Monday (June 24) afternoon crews are still working to replace the section of line that was damaged. Crews expect to have gas service restored for some customers by the end of Monday, and estimate service will be restored for the remaining customers on Wednesday (June 26).

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Black Hills Energy is responding to a reported gas leak in the area of Southeast 2nd and B Streets in downtown Bentonville.

Technicians are working to secure the area before making repairs.

A section of Southeast 2nd Street will be closed during repairs. Service may be temporarily interrupted for up to 25 customers, but they will be notified beforehand.

After making repairs, Black Hills Energy crews will then go door-to-door to relight pilot lights.

Repairs may take up to 24 hours, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

According to a press release from Black Hills Energy, it's extremely important that customers do not attempt to re-light their own pilot lights on their furnaces or water heaters.

Black Hills Energy technicians will continue to communicate directly with customers regarding their service restoration.  Customers are asked to call 888-890-554 for assistance with any natural gas service issues.

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