CHARLOTTE CO., Fla. (WWSB) – A gas leak briefly shut down both directions on Kings Highway at Midway Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters and EMS responders arrived on scene at approximately 3 p.m. and redirected traffic away from the intersection. TECO Gas arrived 30 minutes later and successfully contained the leak.
As of 4:30 p.m., the northbound lanes on Kings Highway reopened. Officials say the southbound lanes on Kings Highway should also reopen within the next 15 minutes.
At this time, officials say there is no immediate danger and no evocations have been ordered. However, emergency responders are advising citizens to avoid the area.
More information will be updated upon availability.