Explosion closes street in Ashland

Published 8:15 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ASHLAND — Part of Winchester Avenue in Ashland was closed Monday morning, as police and fire crews responded to an explosion at a gas station on the street.

“Due to a small explosion of fuel storage tanks at Sunoco gas station at 22nd Street and Winchester Avenue downtown, the area is closed to traffic,” police said in a statement posted to social media.

Smoke was seen billowing from a hole as crews arrived on scene.

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The street was closed for two hours, as fire crews blocked the roadway with hoses and equipment and an investigation was conducted. No one was reported injured in the explosion.