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LG&E crews repair gas leak near Okolona, drivers urged to use caution

LG&E said the gas leak repair would take a few hours due to excavation.
LG&E said the gas leak repair would take a few hours due to excavation.(Source: WAVE 3 News)
Published: Aug. 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Crews with LG&E have urged drivers to practice caution as they repair a gas leak in the Okolona area.

The situation was reported around 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to Jefferson County Fire, in the area of Outer Loop and Air Commerce Drive. That’s near UPS.

LG&E told WAVE 3 News a third party company was working at the intersection when a gas line sustained damage. LG&E crews responded to isolate the damage and repair the issue.

The gas leak was reported at the intersection of Outer Loop and Air Commerce Drive where a...
The gas leak was reported at the intersection of Outer Loop and Air Commerce Drive where a third party company was working.(Source: WAVE 3 News)

The gas was off just before 4 p.m., according to LG&E. No customers were impacted.

LG&E expected the repairs to last throughout the evening due to excavation work and encouraged drivers to be mindful of crews working in the area. Crew members were actively working to minimize traffic disruption.

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