Broken gas line repaired at University of Kentucky after partial evacuation

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The William T. Young Library and several adjacent buildings on the University of Kentucky campus were evacuated for several hours Monday after a construction machine hit a gas line, causing a leak.

The broken line was repaired shortly before 5 p.m., according to Lisa Smith, a spokeswoman for Columbia Gas of Kentucky. The leaking gas was shut off earlier in the afternoon.

UK sent text alerts about 2:15 p.m. advising the campus that the "emergency condition had passed" and normal activities could resume.

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