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St. Pete gas leak forces evacuations

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ST PETERSBURG -

A gas leak is forcing the evacuation of a three block area in St. Petersburg.

The leak was reported around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.  When crews arrived, they discovered a leak in a 6 inch gas line. Crews from TECO were able to shut off gas to the line.

The strip center located on the Southside of Central Ave is evacuated between 72nd and 73rd Street.

Police have closed the intersection of Central Avenue and 73rd Street South.

Crews expect to have all repairs completed by early Wednesday afternoon.

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