Gas leak report forces Louisville Zoo evacuation

Gas leak report forces Louisville Zoo evacuation

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Zoo will remain closed Thursday night, after a gas leak forced an evacuation earlier in the day.

A strong smell of natural gas was reported at 2:52 p.m., according to the zoo. Minutes later, 1,300 guests were being evacuated. No one was hurt during the procedure, which lasted around 20 minutes.

All animals were secured during the evacuation, according to the zoo.

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LG&E has determined that there was no leak on the zoo campus, but they will be checking the surrounding areas.

Louisville Zoo is scheduled to reopen on Friday.

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