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Gas leak shuts down roadway in North Miami Beach

Gas leak shuts down Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach for much of morning
Gas leak shuts down Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach for much of morning

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A gas leak in North Miami Beach shut down a major roadway Friday morning.

The gas leak was reported around 6 a.m. in the area of Northeast 143rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard.

North Miami Beach police said northbound and southbound lanes on Biscayne Boulevard were shut down from Northeast 143rd Street to 146th Street. Southbound lanes reopened around 9 a.m.

Police said the roadway was expected to remain closed for several hours as crews evaluated the situation.

Local 10 News traffic reporter Alexis Frazier advises drivers to use Dixie Highway at Northeast 16th Avenue as an alternate route.

Authorities have not yet said what caused the gas leak.

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