Gas leak shuts down section of South Ocean Avenue in Manalapan Saturday afternoon

LANTANA, Fla. - A section of South Ocean Boulevard was shut down for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon after workers accidentally hit a gas line while digging in front of a home in Manalapan, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The workers were digging around 3 p.m. in the 900 block of South Ocean Boulevard when they accidentally hit the gas line, Borroto said.

Florida Public Utilities crews were called to repair the gas line and the road was reopened shortly after 5 p.m.

Borroto said there were no reports of injuries or fire. 

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