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Gas leak prompts evacuation near downtown Orlando

Traffic shut down on Colonial Drive

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ORLANDO, Fla. – All lanes of East Colonial Drive are shut down and at least one building is being evacuated as officials investigate a gas leak near downtown Orlando Thursday afternoon.

Sky 6 video from the scene showed firefighters at the intersection of Colonial Drive and Orange Avenue,

Orlando police said all lanes of East Colonial Drive are shut down in both directions near Interstate 4 and the nearby train tracks.

A building at 52 East Colonial Drive was evacuated due to its proximity to the leak.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.


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