Road closures, evacuations lifted after gas leak in Sarasota

Sarasota County

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office

VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) – A gas leak temporarily shut down part of Tamiami Trail in Sarasota County on Thursday.

The sheriff’s office and fire department responded to the gas leak Thursday afternoon on South Tamiami Trail near Jacaranda Boulevard.

Authorities shut down part of Tamiami Trail in the area, but the northbound lanes reopened around 2:15 p.m.

The fire department temporarily evacuated nearby buildings as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

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