A gas leak in Daytona Beach closed Clyde Morris Boulevard in the Embry-Riddle area most of Saturday afternoon. Daytona Beach Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Larry Stoney says fire crews were dispatched to the area of Aerospace Boulevard and Clyde Morris around 12:30 Saturday afternoon, about a gas leak near the recently built south entrance to Embry-Riddle University. Arriving fire crews determined that the leak would need to be controlled and repaired by TECO Gas Company, and along with the Daytona Beach Police Department, closed Clyde Morris Boulevard to all traffic between Bellevue Road Extension and International Speedway Boulevard. Lt. Stoney said there were no injuries and no evacuations due to the leak.
The Fire Department says they were told a six-inch feed line was clipped during a road paving operation prior to the leak. Daytona Beach firefighters stood by at the scene throughout the afternoon. Lt. Stoney said late Saturday afternoon that the gas company had patched the leak temporarily with a high pressure hose clamp, and were continuing to work on the line. Daytona Beach Police also reopened Clyde Morris Boulevard to all traffic.
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