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.