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Construction crews work to fix a gas leak in Lemon Grove on Sept. 14, 2016.

Construction crews work to fix a gas leak in Lemon Grove on Sept. 14, 2016.

LEMON GROVE, Calif. — A construction crew hit a gas line Wednesday morning causing transportation issues in Lemon Grove.

California Highway Patrol officers were summoned to shut down the off-ramp from eastbound state Route 94 to Lemon Grove Avenue at around 9:30 a.m. due to the resulting gas leak on nearby North Avenue, authorities said. The off-ramp was later re-opened, but the turn lane from the eastbound freeway onto Lemon Grove Avenue remained closed as of 10:15 a.m.

The leak also prompted the Metropolitan Transit System Orange Line suspended trolley service between Spring Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Transit officials said buses were shuttling passengers in the affected area.

By 2 p.m., the trolley service returned to service and the roads were reopened.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department initially reported that a big rig caused the gas leak, but Heartland Fire Department official said it was a construction incident.

No injuries were reported.