Severe weather looks likely on Saturday afternoon. The best chances appear to be between 2 p.m. Saturday and Midnight. Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado or two are possible. The area at the greatest risk for severe weather in eastern Kentucky is in the Cumberland Valley, near the I-75 corridor. Keep it locked here for updates.
IRVINE, Ky. (AP) - An apparent gas line explosion lit up the sky
in Estill County, but didn't hurt anyone or burn any homes.
Estill Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor said the blast occurred
about 7 miles from Irvine, along Ky. 89. The Estill County
Emergency Management Agency evacuated about three dozen homes after the blast occurred around 7 p.m. Monday. The houses were within a half-mile of the fire.
Melissa Jessie of the emergency agency said a lot of woods were
on fire for a time, but there were no injury reports.
By 10:30 p.m., the gas supply had been shut off and the fire was
burning itself out.
Columbia Gas of Kentucky spokeswoman Lisa Smith said the
transmission line is owned by Columbia Gulf Transmission, which is
a sister company.