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Several Chandler businesses were forced to evacuate Monday afternoon when a 1,500-pound container of chlorine cracked and began leaking gas, according to authorities.

The tank was being delivered to a business in the 2900 block of North Nevada Street, which is southeast of Elliot Road and Arizona Avenue, Chandler police said.

Chandler Fire Department hazardous materials crews were called to control the leak.

The incident also restricted traffic in the area along Elliot Road, but that was lifted by 3:30 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries.

Further details were not available.

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