BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A maintenance crew working in the area of NE 25th Terrace and NE 5th Avenue in East Boca accidentally hit an underground 2 inch gas pipe with a backhoe, causing a gas leak and forcing the evacuation of area residents.
Boca Raton Fire Rescue arrived on the scene in minutes and immediately worked to contain the situation. Boca Police evacuated homes and shut down roads from Federal Highway and NE 25th Terrace to NE 4th Way and from NE 26th Terrance south to Northeast 24th Court. Boca Raton Fire Rescue Haz-Mat technicians lifted the bucket off of the pipe, removed excess dirt from the hole, and then used a special clamp to seal the leak. Residents were then permitted back home.
No injuries were reported.
Photo: Courtesy Boca Raton Fire Rescue Department
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