HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A natural gas line was severed Thursday afternoon near Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, prompting some evacuations.

Workers at a construction site in the 6300 block of West De Longpre Avenue, about a block south of Sunset Boulevard, severed a gas line just before 3 p.m. The constructions workers were working at the site of a high-rise building not far from ArcLight Cinemas.

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Evacuations were ordered for all the workers of the construction site. Some other commercial buildings were also cleared of employees and patrons.

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There was a mild odor of gas in the area, and De Longpre Avenue was closed between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue as Southern California Gas Co. crews worked to repair the line.

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