Gas leak at Burbank near Gardere under control; lanes reopened to traffic

Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Firefighters attend to a gas leak at the corner of Burbank  Drive and Gardere Lane Monday afternoon. The incident caused the southbound lanes of Burbank to be shut down.  Photo shot on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/CATHERINE THRELKELD /
Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Firefighters attend to a gas leak at the corner of Burbank Drive and Gardere Lane Monday afternoon. The incident caused the southbound lanes of Burbank to be shut down. Photo shot on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT / ONLINE OUT / NO SALES / TV OUT / FOREIGN OUT / LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT / GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT / 225 OUT / 10/12 OUT / IN REGISTER OUT / LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT / MANDATORY CREDIT : THE ADVOCATE/CATHERINE THRELKELD /

All lanes of Burbank Drive near Gardere Lane have reopened, and a gas leak caused by a vehicle running into a business near is under control, authorities said.

Authorities had warned drivers to avoid the area after a vehicle ran into a building at the corner of Burbank and Seabord Drive, St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux said.

Firefighters from the St. George Fire Department and hazardous materials crews responded and had been waiting for the gas company crew to cut off the gas service line, Ledoux said.

Authorities are not sure at this time why the vehicle ran off the roadway, State Police Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer said.

Only minor injuries were reported in the accident, Sandifer said.