Crews Puncture Gas Line at Wawa Construction Site in Florida

Thu February 23, 2017 - Southeast Edition
Olivia Hitchcock


Wawa is opening locations in West Palm Beach and Greenacres, and Palm Springs.
Wawa is opening locations in West Palm Beach and Greenacres, and Palm Springs.

Construction crews hit a two-inch gas line Feb. 23 morning while they worked on a Wawa convenience store site in Greenacres, city fire officials said.

The site of a soon-to-be gas station on Lake Worth Road near the intersection with Jog Road was evacuated, Assistant Chief Brian Fuller said. Nearby businesses, buildings and stores were, as well.

An excavator hit a 2-inch natural gas line, Fuller said. By 10 a.m. the leak was contained.

Utility and gas company officials responded to the site.

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