N. Buckman reopened at gas leak site

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  Highway 61 (N.Buckman St.) was closed to traffic Tuesday morning due to a gas leak near the Adam Shepherd Parkway intersection.

Shepherdsville Fire units and Louisville Gas & Electric crews closed 61 to traffic just before 10:30 a.m.

The leak was located in front of a residence at 500 N. Buckman.

Shepherdsville Fire chief Layne Troutman confirmed that the line break occurred in an 8-inch main natural gas line that primarily serves the Shepherdsville area.

He said the road would be closed permanently while damages were assessed and repairs completed.

Residents along N. Buckman, north of Adam Shepherd, were encouraged to evacuate for safety and precautionary reasons.

Fire units remained on the scene through 1 p.m., when the road was re-opened. LG&E employees continued to work at the site through the afternoon.