Florida Blvd. reopens at N. 22nd after gas line repair

Natural gas is no longer leaking and traffic is now flowing on Florida Boulevard near its intersection with 22nd Avenue.

The gas leak, which began shortly before 3 p.m., forced authorities to close Florida Boulevard in both directions between 22nd and 23rd avenues until about 6:30 p.m., said Curt Monte, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman.

The outside westbound lane of Florida Boulevard remains closed as utility crews work to repair the gas line that sprung a leak earlier in the day, Monte said.

An Entergy spokesman has said company crews were working to repair the gas line.