Part of Biscayne Boulevard was shut down for a gas leak investigation

Biscayne Boulevard’s southbound lanes were shut down for three blocks in one of its busiest areas Monday afternoon to check on a possible gas leak, Miami police said.

The street reopened just before 3 p.m. after being closed for an hour and a half.

The shutdown went from Northeast 33rd Street to Northeast 36th Street, the intersection that’s the main route east out of Midtown, onto the Julia Tuttle Causeway to Miami Beach and catches those taking the Biscayne Boulevard exit off Interstate 195. The actual investigation by Miami Fire Rescue and Teco People Gas workers is at Northeast 34th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more is learned.

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