Construction crew breaks gas line along U.S. 41

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SARASOTA – A four-inch gas line breaks after being knicked by a construction crew.

The Sarasota Fire Department responded to a 911 call at around 3:30 P.M. for a hazardous materials incident. Someone hit a four-inch, high pressure gas line underground, which turned out to be a supply line. The break occurred near Stickney Point Road.

Sarasota County Chief Michael Regnier says the service line struck is much larger than a normal gas line, running north and south along U.S. 41.

Southbound and northbound U.S. 41 lanes are now open.