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Officials: Gas leak reported on Michigan Street, businesses evacuated

Thick white smoke can be seen in area

ORLANDO, Fla. – A section of Michigan Street has been shut down due to a gas leak Saturday afternoon.

According to officials, businesses around the leak were evacuated.

The leak was caused when a natural gas line was cut by a construction crew that was digging, according to authorities.

Pictures from the scene show a thick white smoke coming from the street.

The Orlando Fire Department wrote on Twitter:

"HazMat team on scene of a gas leak. W. Michigan St. is blocked off between S. Division Ave and I-4. TECO on scene working to control it. Nearby businesses evacuated as a precaution."

Authorities tell News 6 that utility workers hit a gas line during construction on the street.

The Florida Department of Transportation said the situation will be documented and they will investigate the situation. 

 

 

Stay with News 6 as we update this developing story


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