Palm Harbor building evacuated after crew hits gas line

A building had to be evacuated after a construction crew struck a gas line in Palm Harbor on Tuesday afternoon.

Pinellas County officials said a contractor struck a 2-inch gas line along the west side of McMullen Booth Road south of Tampa Road.

Clearwater Gas and a fire rescue unit responded to the scene, and gas supply had been shut off.

Officials said a medical facility located near the southwest corner of Tampa Road and McMullen Booth Road had been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

The ramp from Tampa Road to southbound McMullen Booth Road was closed while workers repaired the gas line.