Gas leak shuts down SR 54, business evacuated

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 16:24:26-04

A natural gas leak in New Port Richey shut down SR 54 in both directions at Starkey Blvd. early Monday. Lanes began reopening around 11:30 a.m. after crews contained the leak. 

The leak forced a nearby storage facility to evacuate as multiple response units secured the area.

Residents in the area were told to stay inside.

According to officials, a construction worker hit a six-inch gas line. 

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