Intersection reopened in Orange County after gas leak prompts shutdown

Leak reported in area of Mercy Drive, Silver Star Road

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A leaking 4-inch gas line prompted several road closures Friday near where Princeton Street and Silver Star Road converge, according to Orange County firefighters.

The gas leak was reported around 12:20 p.m. in the area of Mercy Drive and Silver Star Road. An impacted building was evacuated, with no injuries or medical transports reported, according to Orange County Fire Rescue.

At the time, drivers and passersby were urged to use caution in the area as TECO Energy responded.

Repairs were initially expected to take three to four hours, but news of the intersection being reopened wouldn’t come down until around 1:30 p.m. Saturday upon the completion of the emergency road work.

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