Crews Respond To Gas Leak On Lexington’s Northwest Side

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jun 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 11:54:17-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Emergency crews responded Saturday morning to a gas leak issuing from manholes in a neighborhood on the city’s northwest side.

Authorities were called out around 11:15 a.m. to Hi Crest and Brynell drives.

The area smelled strongly of the chemical typically added to natural gas, which is odorless, to alert people to leaks.

Lexington fire officials said a leak had been found, and crews were going door to door to check homes. In particular, they were making sure gas wasn’t leaking into basements.

By 11:45 a.m., officials said no evacuations would be required.