Gas, water line breaks close SR 73 in Butler County

Natural gas and water line breaks have shut down a portion of state Route 73 (Oxford State Road).

The road will be closed between eight and 12 hours, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office announced around 5 p.m. in a news release.

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Westbound traffic cannot go past the entrance to Kroger at 428 Oxford State Road, and eastbound traffic cannot go past Locust Street.

Duke Energy crews are on scene to repair gas lines.

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The sheriff’s office will issue updates on the road closure when they are available.

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