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Port Richey gas line rupture leads to traffic snarl, hotel evacuations

PORT RICHEY

Gas break leads to traffic mess, evacuations

A natural gas line break created a traffic snarl for a couple of hours Tuesday evening, as Pasco Fire Rescue shut down U.S. 19, just south of State Road 52, and evacuated about 200 people from the area. Authorities said the rupture happened about 7 p.m. after a car hit a Clearwater Gas System valve at the Comfort Inn, 11810 U.S. 19. As a precaution, rescuers evacuated people at that hotel and the neighboring Travelodge, as well as nearby shops and restaurants, until workers could repair the gas leak.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Request for trail funds a step closer

Pasco officials plan to formalize a request today for $1.1 million in federal stimulus dollars to build a walking/biking trail from New Port Richey to Starkey Wilderness Park. The trail would run along Massachusetts Avenue and DeCubellis Road, from Congress Street to Starkey Boulevard. Once they reach the park, bikers can then hop on a path that links up to the Suncoast Trail along the Suncoast Parkway. The County Commission will request the funding through the Florida Department of Transportation as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. According to the proposed agreement, the county would put the project out to bid by Sept. 30, and construction must be finished by the end of 2012. The County Commission's meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey.

HUDSON

Library sale offers books for a buck

Looking to pick up some extra books for summer reading? Hudson Regional Library is gearing up for its "Dollar Days," from June 3-10, when everything on the sale table will be $1. The sale items will include children's books, fiction, non-fiction, bundles of magazines and more. The library is at 8012 Library Road, Hudson, (727) 861-3040; TDD (727) 861-3024. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

LAND O'LAKES

Meet Rays' mascot Raymond at library

Kids will have the opportunity to meet the Rays' Street Team and Raymond, their mascot, at 1 p.m. June 5 at the Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. Raymond will entertain and pose for photos. This appearance is made possible through the expansion into Pasco County of the popular Reading with the Rays summer reading program for kids. The St. Petersburg Times' Reading with the Rays insert will be delivered to local schools and branches of the Pasco County Library System as well as being published in the St. Petersburg Times.

Port Richey gas line rupture leads to traffic snarl, hotel evacuations 05/26/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:05pm]
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