Lightning Strike Causes Oil Leak

Posted at 11:19 AM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 11:19:53-04

HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (SurfKY)– A Henderson County road was shut down more than an hour Wednesday after lightning struck a set of oil tanks.

Surf KY News reports that Kentucky 351 in Zion reopened after 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

The lightning strike caused some oil to leak out of the containment berm. Due to the oil leak, hydrogen sulfide was present in the air that caused hazardous conditions.

When firefighters arrived, they smelled sulfur and shut down the road as a precaution.