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Gas line break 2/21

Post Date:02/21/2019 9:19 AM

10 a.m. 2/21 UPDATE: The line has been clamped by Teco and officials are clearing the scene. 

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Venice firefighters are assisting with a gas line break at 8:30 this morning (Thursday 2/21) at Tampa and Nokomis Avenues in downtown Venice, due to construction in the area. Venice Theatre was evacuated as a precaution.  

Teco Gas is on scene and working to shut down the line. The area is closed to motorists at this time and citizens are asked to avoid the area, according to Fire Chief Shawn Carvey.

Venice Police and Sarasota County Hazmat are also at the scene.