SARASOTA COUNTY -- Several homes and businesses were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a construction accident caused a gas leak.

People in the Gulf Gate area-- including mobile home estates and several stores on Gulf Gate Drive were evacuated.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet that a construction accident caused the leak.

Traffic is being redirected at Gateway and Gulf Gate and drivers should seek alternate routes.

Deputies say repairs are in progress.

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