Ruptured gas line closes Florida’s Turnpike; residents had to stay indoors or evacuate

Some felt the road rumbling beneath their tires while others heard a deafening boom all around them as they drove on Florida’s Turnpike during regular rush hour traffic near Lake Worth Road on Thursday morning. The next thing they knew, they were driving through a dense mist of brownish smoke from an abrupt explosion.

People living nearby got an alert to their phones that they were in danger because of a ruptured gas line at least a half-mile away. They would have to evacuate or hide in their homes…Read More

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