Traffic is flowing again after Southwest Florida Water Management District workers hit a 4-inch natural-gas line on Gulf of Mexico Drive just south of Longboat Key Publix, causing a gas leak. Longboat Key police, Longboat Key Fire-Rescue and Teco Peoples Gas officials responded to the scene just before 11 a.m. and blocked off traffic in both lanes of the road for a stretch of approximately 500 yards, which caused traffic to back up in both directions of Longboat Key and on Bay Isles Parkway.
Both lanes of Gulf of Mexico Drive re-opened around noon.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
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