Update: the leak was fixed by a Montana Dakota Utilities crew, and the area was re-opened shortly after noon Thursday.
Workers are currently trying to repair a natural gas leak near the Elks Club, just north of the golf course.
Police are asking the public to stay away from the area until approximately 1:30 p.m., and Jolly Lane is closed from East Highway 44 to the Elks Club.
Residents and traffic will be allowed back in the area when the leak is fixed. Crews hope to have the problem solved by early afternoon.