Fayette County

Clays Mill Road reopens between New Circle and Man o' War

Gas crews and fireman on hand to manage a  gas leak at Clays Mill Road and Cromwell forcing Clays MIll to be closed  on Wednesday  April 24, 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Gas crews and fireman on hand to manage a gas leak at Clays Mill Road and Cromwell forcing Clays MIll to be closed on Wednesday April 24, 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald-Leader

Clays Mill Road was reopened Wednesday about 4 p.m., hours after a construction crew ruptured a gas line in the area.

Traffic was closed in both directions of Clays Mill between Cromwell Way and Merrimac Drive, near Man o' War Boulevard, while Columbia Gas crews sealed the leak.

Apparently, a construction crew working on the Clays Mill Road widening project nicked a medium-pressure gas line near Cromwell Way about 1:30 p.m., Columbia Gas spokeswoman Lisa Smith said.

There were apparently no injuries or sick cases associated with the leak. Lexington fire department Battalion Chief Ed Davis said there had been no hospital transports from the area.

The road closure did not severely delay Fayette County public schools' bus services, spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said.

The gas leak was not the only problem affecting traffic Wednesday. Davis said a fluid leak, likely transmission or hydraulic fluid, closed one lane on the outer loop of Man o' War near Armstrong Mill Road.

Hazardous materials crews were trying to clean up the spill Wednesday afternoon.

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