100 lose gas, water service

November 19, 1991|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff Joe Nawrozki contributed to this story.

Last night, 81-year-old Nellie Taylor didn't cook her Spaghetti-O's on top of a stove.

Because gas service was interrupted to more than 100 residents in the 3300, 3400 and 3500 blocks of Hickory Avenue, Taylor and other residents had to find alternatives.

James Kapplin, public information officer for the city Department of Public Works, said 60 residents lost water service, too.

"I put a can of Spaghetti-O's in the toaster oven and fixed it," Taylor said. "I didn't know if it would work or not. But it did."

Art Slusark, a spokesman for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., said a total of 115 residents lost water and gas when a water main broke and a gas leak occurred. Service was expected to be fully restored by late today. The cause of the break is under investigation.

Work crews labored through the night pumping water out of the gas lines and restored service to all but 20 BG&E customers, said Slusark.

Water service was restored shortly after 8:30 p.m., Kapplin said.

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