BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A ruptured gas line at a construction site forced the evacuation of several buildings just east of Beverly Hills City Hall Wednesday.
Lt. Lincoln Hoshino of the Beverly Hills Police Department told City News Service the rupture occurred at Third Street and Foothill Road at about 3 p.m., when a construction crew using heavy excavation machinery mistakenly broke the line.READ MORE: Exclusive Video: Glenn Allen Brooks, 61, Of Huntington Beach Arrested Thursday In Connection To Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot
Those displaced were ordered to evacuate to the City Hall Municipal Gallery at Rexford Street.READ MORE: DUI Suspect Arrested In Deadly Traffic Collision That Killed 2 People On 110 Freeway In South LA Sunday
The gas lines were restored and evacuations were called off about 6 p.m. following an inspection from officials at Southern California Gas.MORE NEWS: LAPD Report On Echo Park Protest Says Better System For Tracking Projectiles And Dealing With Independent Journalists Needed
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