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Gas leak shut down; service cut to dozens, including Lafayette High

Posted at 9:57 AM, Oct 08, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gas service was shut down Tuesday to dozens of Lexington customers, including Lafayette High School, as crews worked to repair a ruptured line that spurred evacuations.

Columbia Gas said the gas leak caused them to shut down a line that cut service to 80 customers in the area near Southland Drive and Rosemont Garden.

Earlier, crews were evacuating people from nearby homes and residents.

Lexington Fire Department officials said about 11 a.m. that they had shut down the main source of the leak.

The scene remains active as crews assess the damage. Firefighters are asking people to avoid the scene completely.