Workers have repaired a gas leak that forced police to close a section of Nicholasville Road Monday, according to Columbia Gas.
The busy street between Waller Avenue and Arcadia Park was reopened about 2:30 p.m., a few hours after the leak at Alumni and Nicholasville roads was discovered, according to Lexington's Traffic Management Center. Right lanes at Nicholasville and Alumni remained blocked, the center said.
A second gas leak began about the same time, causing a temporary evacuation of two University of Kentucky dorms and intermittent disrupted traffic near campus.
UK allowed students to return to Woodland Glen dormitories 1 and 2 about an hour after the construction-related gas leak began on Oldham Court off Columbia Avenue. The leak occurred about 11:15 a.m. Some residences on Oldham also were evacuated, UK officials said.
The university warned that road closings would continue to occur as needed to make repairs.
The university was tearing down one of the properties it owns on Oldham when the gas leak occurred, UK officials said.