UPDATE: Multiple buildings evacuated after gas leak on roof of downtown Courtyard Marriott
Updated: 8:49 p.m. December 20, 2017
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- According to authorities, seven small gas leaks on the roof of the Courtyard Marriott caused big evacuations. Shoppers at the Grand Avenue Mall, the YMCA, nearby apartment buildings and those staying inside had to leave.
Fire officials received numerous calls of a strong natural gas smell. Some callers were a few blocks away who were smelling the gas because of the wind.
We Energies crews are sealing up the leaks and fire officials say everyone in the area is safe.
Updated: 8:06 p.m. December 20, 2017
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The source of the gas leak is from the roof of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel located next to Grand Avenue.
Posted: 6:57 p.m. December 20, 2017
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Shops of Grand Avenue in Milwaukee have been evacuated after a strong smell of natural gas.
The Milwaukee Fire Department tells CBS 58 they are still trying to determine where the smell is coming from.
The original smell was reported around 6:30 p.m.
The downtown YMCA located next door has also closed for the rest of the night.
CBS 58 has a crew at the scene.