2nd Update: Highways and streets around the site are opening back up, according to the KYTC. The area around the Little General Convenience Store is blocked off as emergency personnel continue to monitor the situation. Personnel have contained the gas leak.
Update: The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says local response agencies have closed additional highways and streets around the site of a gas leak on fire near Hickman. See below:
KY 1099, KY 94, KY 1463, KY 125 and KY 1465 are closed at various locations around the City of Hickman. KYTC says at this time, Ky 94 is the best way to navigate through Hickman. Motorists are advised to avoid traveling through the city if possible.
The estimated duration has been extended to more than six hours.
A portion of Kentucky Route 125 at the edge of Hickman in Fulton County is closed due to a natural gas leak that has caught fire. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the road is closed near Little General Convenience Store between KY 1192 and KY 1069 due to an underground gas leak on fire.
According to KYTC, witnesses say flames were several feet into the air at the site.
Fulton County Dispatcher Robert Griggs says there is little to no damage and that the issue is isolated to a gas pump at the convenience store. He said there are no reported injuries. He advised motorists follow detour signs.
The estimated duration is four hours.
This story has been updated.