Ringling Causeway lanes reopen after gas leak

Traffic to the beach was blocked in Sarasota earlier, thanks to a gas leak near the John Ringling Causeway.

The westbound lanes of the causeway were closed at Bird Key Park because of the leak, which police say was at a nearby construction site.

The road was reopened by 2:30 p.m. Traffic was flowing, at least as well as it does on a Friday afternoon.

There was no word of any injuries.