Just before 12 PM, Underground construction ruptured a gas line on Longboat Key.

The leak on the 6500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive shut down traffic in both directions backing up traffic for almost a mile. The Road remained closed for almost 4 hours while TECO worked to close the line. Units from both Sarasota and Manatee County responded to help mitigate the gas leak. According to Longboat Key Police this is the second gas leak this week.