UK Alert issued over chemical leak

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The University of Kentucky issued an alert for the Veterans Drive area Saturday morning.

The Lexington Fire department and several crews including Hazmat were on the scene at 1095 Veterans drive for a chemical spill.

The Lexington Fire department tells WKYT that the UK Police Department placed a call shortly before 11am involving a spill in one of their research labs.

When fire crews arrived they found two gallons of diluted nitric acid had been spilled. They were able to clean it up with the help of Hazmat.

Hazmat crews remained on the scene to investigate after the threat was cleared.

UK issued an All Clear at 1pm.