TRAFFIC ALERT: Old Frankfort Pike shut down in both directions

Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington closed due to oil spill 3-16-17

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Both directions of Old Frankfort Pike have been shut down between South Forbes Road and Phillips Lane due to a large oil spill, according to Lexington Traffic Management.

Officials say they expect the road to remain closed as late as 7 to 8 p.m.

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Lexington Police say a Fayette County Public School bus blew an engine and leaked 12-gallons of oil onto Old Frankfort Pike. No one was hurt.

An environmental cleanup crew was called-in the clean up the spill.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.