Gas leak causes road closure in Lakeland

Polk County

Lakeland Fire Department

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Lakeland Fire Department is currently looking into a reported gas leak that is causing road closures.

According to officials, New Tampa Highway is closed near Publix Bakery Warehouses due to an underground gas leak after equipment hit a line.

TECO is working to repair the line now.

The closure may last a few hours and is blocking traffic both ways. Drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes.

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