LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Residents of several homes were evacuated for a short time after a utility crew punctured a natural gas line near Bellarmine University.
The incident happened at Douglass Boulevard and Sheffield Avenue around 10:25 a.m. while a contractor was working in the middle of Douglass Boulevard.
LG&E crews were able to cap the line around 12:45 p.m. before proceeding, crews had to determine if the line involved was a high pressure or low pressure one.
Louisville firefighters were standing by at the scene in case they were needed.
Jason Cissell, a Bellarmine University spokesperson, said students were alerted to the situation by text message and informed of the road closure leading to the campus.
Cissell said the university was not asked to evacuate, but school officials stayed in contact with emergency officials about the situation.
Chris Whelan, a spokesperson for LG&E, said 14 customers in the area will be without gas service while final repairs are being made to the line. For their own safety, Whelan said customers whose pilot lights have gone out should not try to relight them on their own.
According to Whelan, once the repairs are completed LG&E crews will go to the affected homes and take care of relighting the pilot lights.
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