UPDATE: 8:45 P.M. Monday, May 7, 2018:
Harrodsburg Road reopened Monday night after being closed following a gas leak near Lane Allen Road.
Investigators say a woman had a medical emergency behind the wheel and crashed into a gas line. Her name and condition weren’t released.
The gas leak led to the closure of busy Harrodsburg Road between Lane Allen Road and Pasadena Drive and the precautionary evacuation of three nearby businesses; O’Charley’s, Chick-fil-A and Walgreens.
O’Charley’s and Walgreens eventually reopened, but Chick-fil-A remained closed for the rest of the evening because the restaurant did not have any hot water to operate until after its regularly scheduled closing time due to the gas leak, according to the restaurant.
Original story below:
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Lexington Fire Department has confirmed a natural gas leak in the 2000 block of Harrodsburg Road (US 68).
The Fire Department tells ABC 36 that three businesses have been evacuated, but it is unknown at this time if nearby homes have been evacuated.
The businesses evacuated are O’Charley’s, Chick-fil-A and Walgreens.
Harrodsburg Road is blocked in both directions between Lane Allen Road and Pasadena Drive due to a car hitting a gas line.
Columbia Gas is on scene at 2025 Harrodsburg Road.
Motorists are asked to find alternate routes to lessen delays and traffic back up.
There is no estimate on how long the road will be closed.