Deerfield Beach shopping center reopens after gas leak prompts evacuation

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Businesses at a Deerfield Beach shopping plaza have reopened after a gas leak led authorities to evacuate the premises.

Hazmat teams from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the Sawgrass Promenade shopping center, located along South Military Trail, at around 8 a.m., Thursday, after a worker behind a Publix supermarket ruptured a gas line.

The excavation project was put on hold, and the businesses were evacuated. Workers at a nearby day care center were also evacuated.

The leak was quickly secured, and once atmospheric readings were confirmed to be normal, patrons and workers at the plaza were able to reenter the businesses.

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