A broken natural gas line in Burbank Wednesday prompted traffic to be routed away from the area while utility crews worked to make repairs.

The problem was reported at about 10:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of North Hollywood Way, according to SoCalGas.

A third-party excavation at the site caused the damage, and SoCalGas crews stopped the flow of natural gas at about 1 p.m. and were working to repair the line, the utility reported.

The leak affected traffic at the Hollywood Way entrance to Hollywood Burbank Airport temporarily.

“SoCalGas reminds residents and business owners to call 811 before you dig in the garden or at a construction site,” the utility said in a statement. “Calling 811 will avoid possible injury or damage to hidden utility lines.”

Customers who suspect a gas leak were urged to evacuate the area before calling SoCalGas at 800-427-2200 or before dialing 911.

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