Natural gas leak reported near University of Tampa

TAMPA — A natural gas line was cracked during construction near the University of Tampa at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, temporarily shutting a portion of Kennedy Boulevard.

Tampa Fire Rescue and Peoples Gas officials set up a 300-foot perimeter around the leak at Kennedy Boulevard and Newport Avenue, according to Fire Rescue.

They also shut down both east- and westbound directions of Kennedy between N Boulevard to Willow Avenue until about 11:20 a.m., as crews worked to secure the low-pressure, 2-inch natural gas pipe.

Fire Rescue said the air near the leak is safe.

Five fire engines responded, along with about a half dozen other Fire Rescue vehicles and the agency's hazardous materials team.

No injuries have been reported.

Natural gas leak reported near University of Tampa 09/25/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:27pm]

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