Gas leak at construction site prompts evacuations

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LA JOLLA, Calif. — A gas leak at a construction site in La Jolla Tuesday prompted authorities to evacuate buildings in the immediate area.

The gas line ruptured at a construction site in the 8900 block of Villa La Jolla Drive near Villa Norte around 7:45 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Authorities evacuated neighboring buildings shortly afterward.

Authorities closed southbound Villa La Jolla Drive in the area, a SDFRD dispatcher said.