Evacuations after gas line rupture in Knott County

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PINE TOP, Ky. (WTVQ) – A gas line rupture in Knott County Friday evening led to the evacuation of people who live within a half-mile of the leak, according to State Police. The rupture occurred near the junction of KY 582 and Steer Fork Road in the Pine Top community, according to KSP.

A section of KY 582 is closed as of this writing. Traffic is being diverted from KY 582 onto KY 1393, also known as Branhams Creek Road, according to State Police.

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People are being asked to avoid the area.

The cause of the gas line rupture is under investigation, according to State Police.