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.
Crews are repairing a damaged line on Southland Dr. Service to 80 customers including Lafayette HS has been disconnected. Impacted customers will be contacted for reconnects. Traffic in the area is restricted. Please drive safely.— ColumbiaGasKY (@ColumbiaGasKY) October 8, 2019
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.
Update on gas leak at Southland and Rosemont Garden- the main source of the leak has been shut down. We are working to vent the residual build-up that has accumulated underground. No injuries have been reported at this time. Continue to avoid the area.— Lexington KY Fire (@LexKYFire) October 8, 2019