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Gas Leak Forces St. Petersburg Neighborhood To Leave Homes

BY Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Orange County Public Schools, the 10th largest school district in the U.S., voted to establish its own police force in response to safety concerns prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Orange County Public Schools, the 10th largest school district in the U.S., voted to establish its own police force in response to safety concerns prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A rupture in a gas main on Friday afternoon is responsible for some tense moments in St. Petersburg.

A gas leak in a 4-inch line at 14th Street and 7th Avenue North near downtown St. Petersburg cause the evacuation of nine homes.

Around 5 p.m. the leak had been fixed and awhile later the evacuation was lifted.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

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