Gas leak shuts down I-4 east in Orlando; leak now contained

Posted at 3:25 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 17:36:08-04
UPDATE | Interstate 4 east in Orlando has reopened following repairs of a gas leak near the Turnpike.
Lanes reopened about 3:30 p.m. Friday, according to WFTV Eyewitness News.
ORIGINAL STORY | ORLANDO - A gas leak was contained after a rupture shut down I-4 east Friday in Orlando, authorities told WFTV Eyewitness News in Orlando.
The Florida Department of Transportation said in a release that during excavation on the east lanes of I-4 near the Turnpike, a 4-inch gas line was hit by I-4 Ultimate construction crews.  
The contractor will investigate, FDOT said. 
Authorities advise that drivers use exit 72/east SR-528 as a detour, and then take exit 3/John Young Parkway and make a left to get back to I-4 east. 
The lanes are expected to reopen soon, officials said. 
No injuries were reported.
WFTV is the ABC station in Orlando.