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Keyword: gas leak

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.

At 1:52 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 10500 Block of York Road in Cockeysville for a report of a gas leak. 

Construction workers had broken a gas line while working in the area. There have been no reports of injuries at this time. 

Because of the gas leak, the traffic pattern on York Road between Warren Road and Railroad Avenue is being altered. Both north-bound and south-bound traffic on York Road will run in the south-bound lanes in this area. North-bound lanes will be closed. 

This altered traffic pattern is expected to cause a significant backup. Motorists are encouraged to find an alternate route around the area. 

BG&E crews are on the scene but have no estimated time in which repairs will be made.









Revised September 27, 2016