Natural gas leak reported at Blue Grass Army Depot

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Blue Grass Army Depot says a natural gas leak forced some employees to temporarily shelter in place Thursday morning.

The depot says a gas line was hit during construction at the main gate. No munitions were involved and there was never a danger or risk to nearby Madison County residents, according to the depot.

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The main entrance to the depot was closed and employees in the administrative area were told to shelter in place as a precaution.

The depot says all gates are back open and employees have been cleared to return to their offices.

Repairs to the gas line are expected to be completed by 4:00 p.m.