Businesses evacuated due to propane leak in Cape Coral

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Police had to shut down a busy road in Cape Coral due to a propane leak in the Nicholas Retail Center parking lot.

Crews from the Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team burned off the nearly 1,000-gallon propane tank leak Friday afternoon.

According to the Cape Coral Police Department, this happened on the 300 block of Nicholas Parkway, North of Pine Island Road.

The hope was to decrease the pressure by burning off enough propane, and then the gas company could come to make the necessary repairs.

As a precaution, crews evacuated the businesses in the retail center.

The road is currently back open.

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