Dental Office Evacuated After Natural Gas Leak In Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, CA — A dental office was evacuated Tuesday following the rupture of a large natural gas line due to construction activity in Palm Springs.

Police and fire crews responded to the rupture Tuesday morning at the corner of South Sunrise Way and East Ramon Road, the police department reported.

Authorities said traffic was shut down in all directions and advised people to stay out of the area.

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A spokesperson with the Palm Springs Police Department told City News Service that the intersection was expected to remain closed for several hours while Southern California Gas Company crews repaired the gas line. He added that only business traffic will be allowed back in.

Palm Springs Fire Department spokesman Nathan Gunkel told CNS that one dental office near the leak was evacuated Tuesday morning and was expected to remain closed Tuesday afternoon.

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No injuries were reported.

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