UPPDATE (January 19, 2016 12:57 p.m.):
Baltimore Gas and Electric has shut off the broken gas main. Fire Department personnel will check the area before clearing.
Original release (January 19, 2016 11:58 a.m.):
At 9:51 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the 900 block of Southerly Road 21204 (The Quarters Apartments) for a gas leak.
A contractor accidentally broke a two inch gas main outside in the middle of the apartment complex.
There are no reports of injuries. Residents are being asked to shelter in place but are free to leave if they choose.
Baltimore Gas and Electric crews are on scene but it is expected to take them several hours to make repairs.
The Baltimore County Fire Department has units on standby in case they are needed. A total of 11 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department Equipment were assigned to the incident.