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Gas leak forces evacuation of St. Pete school


Published:   |   Updated: February 26, 2014 at 12:24 PM

A major gas leak has forced the evacuation of Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg.

Police are assisting the St. Petersburg Fire Department with the major gas leak in the area of the school, 501 Park Street N., after officials say a construction crew struck a large gas line.

TECO crews are working to contain the leak, and parents have been notified that they can pick up students early from school, officials say.

Park Street is closed from Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue in front of the school, police say.

No injuries were reported, police say.

Stay with TBO.com for updates.

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