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A large natural gas line ruptured in Palm Springs Tuesday due to construction activity, forcing road closures and one evacuation.

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.

Palm Springs Fire Department spokesman Nathan Gunkel told City News Service that one dental office near the leak was evacuated.

He added that Southern California Gas Company crews responded to the scene and expected to mitigate the leak within 15 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

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