Repairs to a damaged natural gas pipeline northwest of Bowling Green should be completed later this week. 

Rockies Express says it’s still looking into what caused an underground part of the pipeline to burst January 29th along Pike County Road 43. The incident forced the evacuation of about 50 families for six hours. There were no injuries, but an estimated 181 thousand cubic feet of natural gas leaked into the air before the pipe was capped.

A 20-mile section of the 17-hundred mile pipeline has been shut downs. Metal in the pipe section is being examined as part of the process and that could take several weeks. A Rockies Express spokeswoman said Monday that the company is working with those who were evacuated to help cover their expenses.