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Hazmat team responds to gas leak in Fort Lauderdale

Construction crew accidentally cuts gas line, Fire Rescue officials say

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Fort Lauderdale hazmat team responded to a gas leak after a construction crew cut a gas line Thursday afternoon, Fire Rescue officials said.

The incident was reported just after 3 p.m. in the area of Northeast 17th Way and Ninth Street.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area as the gas line was fixed and nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution.

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