Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

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[Last updated on June 24, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.]

Ocala, Florida — The gas line has been repaired and there are no further dangers to the community.

On Wednesday, officials reported a ruptured natural gas line, located in the 3800 block of U.S. 27.

According to the Ocala Police Department, traffic was re-routed eastbound on U.S. 27 at Northeast 38th Avenue.

Officials said that businesses and hotels in the area were not being evacuated; however, people were warned to stay indoors.

TECO People’s Gas quickly arrived on the scene to make the repair.

TECO spokeswoman Sylvia Vega said, “The 2 inch steel service line ruptured after a contractor hit it while doing construction in the area.”

During the repairs, TECO Customers experienced longer than usual hold times for customer service calls.

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