Businesses evacuated after gas leak on Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers

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Businesses were evacuated, and roads were shut down after a gas leak in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Police said a TECO worker hit a natural gas line near Cherokee Avenue and Van Buren Street, just off Palm Beach Boulevard, past the Little Caesar’s Pizza, Monday afternoon.

Van Buren Street, from Palm Beach to Cherokee Avenue, were closed for hours until repairs were completed.

TECO contained the leak, and the road was reopened by Tuesday morning.

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