Mine blowout in Pike County

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Thousands of gallons of water is gushing onto Highway 468 in Pike County due to a possible mine blowout.

Witnesses say the water started coming down around 4:00 p.m. across the street from the Hatfield Fire Department.

Pike County Emergency Management Officials say no property is damaged and there are no evacuations, but they want everyone to be aware there is a threat of creek flooding.

Highway 468 is also shut down.

"Looks to be a small river in the road so we won't be crossing tonight," said Ethan Anderson who lives in Grapevine and was on the way to Williamson.

"It just keeps gushing out, or more and more keeps coming out. It ain't slowed down none," said Dustin Burchett with the Highway Department.

MSHA officials were there trying to figure out where exactly the water is coming from.

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