JENSEN BEACH — North and southbound lanes of U.S. 1 were shut down for several hours Saturday as Martin County Fire Rescue crews investigated a gas leak in Jensen Beach, a fire rescue official said.
Crews were called at 12:40 pm. Saturday to the leak, which was in the area of U.S. 1 and Southwest Eugenia Street, Fire Rescue District Chief Joe Lobosco said.
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The location is north of the Treasure Coast Square mall in northern Martin County.
The sheriff’s office reported that a construction worker hit a gas line. A main gas line was shut down to mitigate the leak, Fire Rescue officials said.
Traffic was rerouted at Southeast Westmoreland Boulevard and Northwest Goldenrod Road, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Just after 4 p.m., deputies unblocked the roads and traffic began flowing normally.
The Original Pancake House restaurant, on the west side of U.S. 1, was evacuated after the leak was reported.
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