Gas leak closes Channelside roads

A construction worker hit a gas line in the Channelside area Friday morning, firefighters said, forcing crews to close some streets.

The scene of the leak is at Channelside Drive and Meridian. The Beneficial Drive bridge to Harbour Island is closed.

Drivers were being asked to avoid the area.

The city also says there is no streetcar service to the Amalie Arena and HSBC stations.