RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Riviera Beach police say a thousand gallons of fuel leaked from a gas truck at a BP gas station at Congress Avenue and Blue Heron Boulevard just before 3:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon.
As a result, West Blue Heron Boulevard and Congress Avenue were closed for hours, just reopening to traffic in all directions at 10:00 pm.
Police evacuated nearby businesses as a precaution. They include a Laundromat, a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Quiznos sub restaurant.
“They just said it might blow up at any minute because it's so hot out here,” one evacuated worker said.
A hazmat was called to the scene but no one was injured,
Fire rescue crews applied foam to the affected area.
According to West Palm Beach Emergency Management Director Allan Ortman, 3 private contractors have been hired to come in to clean up the area.
This story will be updated when more information is available.