Palm Harbor, Florida -- All lanes of traffic on U.S. 19 are back open after a gas leak earlier in the day in the area of U.S. 19 and Highlands Boulevard.

All lanes were blocked from Nebraska to Alderman Road, but they have now reopened.

Investigators say the leak appears to have been caused by a private company laying utility lines on the east side of the road.

Clearwater Gas wason scene torepair both of the broken two-inch pipes.

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