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Neighbors thankful situation was not worse as LG&E work to clean up after explosion

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are still directing traffic along U.S. 42 and LG&E is still working to repair a gas line rupture that occurred when crews were trying to update technology in one of their existing pipes.

At the end of a cul-de-sac behind US 42, the usually quiet neighborhood is dealing with this big issue.

"It was just this noise, this really loud noise," Beverly Huelsman said.

A gas explosion, practically in Huelsman's backyard, should have knocked out her hot water and stove, but Huelsman went electric decades ago.

"I'll be able to cook dinner tonight," she says.

Not everyone is as lucky, as LG&E is turning off gas at 2,400 homes a precaution they are taking after a pipe fitting busted Wednesday night.

Debris from the explosion flew at least 50 yards across the road, onto driveways.

“I looked out my door from my bedroom and there was this curtain of debris that you couldn't see through," Huelsman explained.

LG&E has promised to have someone clean up the mess, but Huelsman says she's not worried about it.

“It could have been so much worse and none of that happened," she remarked.

There's now just a large hole to fill and gas to turn back on.

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