Gas Line Break Shuts Down Busy Lexington Roads

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Lexington emergency crews spent much of the day on Wednesday on the scene of a gas line break near UK Hospital.

A spokesperson from the Columbia Gas Company tells 27 NEWSFIRST that construction crews, digging on Limestone, ruptured the 6 inch line.
It happened around 11:00 Wednesday morning.

No evacuations were ordered, but haz-mat crews monitored the air throughout the day to make sure it was safe to breathe. Lexington police shut down parts of South Limestone while crews repaired the leak.

No customers lost gas service because of the break.

Crews had to go through the pavement to get to the pipe, which is why the repair took so long.

All streets in the area are now back open.


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  • by Fergus Location: Lexington on Jul 25, 2007 at 05:53 PM
    I saw a lot of UK police personnel with streets shut down too!?!
  • by BigDaddy Location: Lexington on Jul 25, 2007 at 01:08 PM
    I was working on the project when that happened. Gas smell was VERY strong. Rupture was caused by a trackhoe operator hitting an exposed gas line while trying to backfill the ditch.
  • by Angie Location: Kentucky Clinic on Jul 25, 2007 at 12:43 PM
    I think employees should have some notification of this gas leak. I learned about it from another employee and no e-mails have been sent out to employees regarding this or their safety.
  • by stacy Location: georgetown on Jul 25, 2007 at 11:15 AM
    hurry up and fix the problem

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