Crash damages gas line prompting evacuation of medical office, road closure

Writer: Derrick Shaw

A cancer specialist medical office was evacuated and a major Cape Coral roadway was closed Thursday morning after a crash damaged gas equipment.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 a.m. and closed both east and westbound lanes of NE Pine Island Road at Commerce Creek Blvd.

A spokeswoman for Teco Peoples Gas said two vehicles hit a small above-ground gas regulator line.

She added that the line serves the Florida Cancer Specialist office and the fire department evacuated the center as a precaution.

The cancer specialist office will remain closed for the rest of the day.

No gas leak was detected and NE Pine Island Road has reopened.

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