Elm Street from 17th Street to Mission Mount will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday while Midwest Energy crews replace several poles and string new wires in the area.

The closure is one of several in recent days, as crews take advantage of good weather to perform needed system upgrades in central Hays.

Road cones and signs will be in place to help guide traffic. Midwest Energy apologizes for any inconvenience, and we thank area residents for their patience as we complete this needed work to improve safety and reliability in the area.