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Construction crane strikes gas line in Gadsden County

Traffic in Midway
Posted at 2:08 PM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 09:30:05-05

Update, 4:33 p.m.:

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office reports that all roads have been opened, excluding Brickyard Road between Hwy 90 and the business park.

The estimated total repair time is 7 to 8 hours.

Update, 2:45 p.m.:

Gadsden County Lt. Anglie Holmes made a Facebook live updating about the situation.

"The intersection at Brickyard and Hwy 90 and the I-10 exits will be opened back up (at 2:45 p.m.)," Holmes said.

The I-10 exits are Exit 192 East and West.

The continued closure will be at the business park exit, which is the intersection in front of the Flying J and the MLK entrance on Hwy 90, according to Holmes.

A construction crane was drilling and struck a major gas line on Brickyard Road in Midway, according to the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office.

Exit 192 East and West off I-10 have been shut down to keep traffic from coming in to the area.

Roads that will be blocked off are Brickyard Road off of Hwy 90 and two joining roads, Martin Luther King Blvd. and Joyner St.

Florida Highway Patrol are assisting with rerouting traffic in the area.

The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office stated in a Facebook live that the road closures are due to the concern for the half mile radius from the initial incident location.

Several businesses in the area have been evacuated.

This is a developing story. ABC 27 has a reporter headed to the scene and will continue to post updates.