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Residents evacuated following gas leak in West Palm Beach

Gas leak on Southern Boulevard on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Gas leak on Southern Boulevard on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Posted at 1:04 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 18:35:26-04

Four West Palm Beach Fire Rescue units along with 18 fire rescue personnel and a crew from Florida Public Utilities responded to a gas leak behind Cafe Sapori on Southern Boulevard on Saturday.

The 2-inch gas line was struck by a construction crew doing work behind the cafe.

As a precaution, residents were evacuated from the surrounding area.