Gas leak temporarily closes Centre Shops Plaza on Longboat Key

Gas leak temporarily closes Centre Shops Plaza on Longboat Key
Center Shops Plaza closed off on Gulf of Mexico Drive as emergency personnel investigate gas odor in the area (Source: Town of Longboat Key)

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (WWSB) - A gas leak in Centre Shops Plaza on Longboat Key temporarily closed stores and forced evacuations Tuesday.

Town of Longboat Key Fire Rescue and Police Departments shut down the plaza on 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive after detecting a gas leak in one of the businesses Tuesday morning. They were called to the scene on reports of a gas odor.

TECO arrived to the plaza soon after to help get the gas leak under control.

The plaza has since re-opened.

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