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UPDATED: Gas main ruptures on Harrodsburg Road

Traffic has returned to normal on Harrodsburg Road following a gas main rupture that shut down several lanes between New Circle Road and Man o' War Boulevard late Tuesday afternoon.

An electrical contractor putting up a utility pole hit a four-inch medium-pressure main line just before 4 p.m., causing gas to spew up into the air, said Lisa Smith, communications manager for Columbia Gas of Kentucky.

She said the gas was shut off just before 6 p.m. and all lanes reopened at about 6:30 p.m.

Smith said Columbia did not expect any customers to lose service as a result of the break.

She said the incident provides a good opportunity to remind people to call 811 before they dig.

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