Laurel County authorities clear scene of hazmat situation

LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - A traffic alert in London has been lifted.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office issued the alert Tuesday afternoon for East Fourth Street and Tobacco Road in London, after reports of an explosion and dangerous vapors in the area.

They tell us they found two barrels on a stolen trailer. The barrels had dangerous chemicals inside.

The Sheriff's Office says the barrels were removed safely. None of them were found to be leaking.

Deputies arrested Joshua Sizemore at the scene. He was taken to jail on a bench warrant for tampering with physical evidence. Investigators tell us additional charges are pending.

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