Gas leak closes road and spurs evacuation of 10

August 27, 1996|By Erica C. Harrington | Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF

A gas leak in the 4200 block of Montgomery Road in Ellicott City closed the road between Long Gate Parkway and U.S. 29 for about three hours yesterday morning, prompting the evacuation of about 10 people from the area.

An underground gas line was hit at a residence when employees of Driggs Corp. of Capitol Heights were grading the ground in that area, said Melody Kestenbaum, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Ten people at the YMCA in the 4300 block of Montgomery Road were evacuated, she said. Three houses fell into the evacuation vTC area as well, but no one was home, said Lt. David Carroll of Howard County Fire and Rescue.

Kestenbaum said gas service was not interrupted in the area.

Ellicott City: 3100 block of Wheaton Way: A dark green 1994 Toyota Camry, Maryland tags BTD 561, was stolen between 10 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Ellicott City: 3200 block of Normandy Woods Drive: A gray and red 1974 Yamaha Enduro motorcycle, no tags, was stolen between 10: 30 p.m. Thursday and 5: 30 p.m. Friday.

Elkridge: 7700 block of U.S. 1: Someone took a helmet and bicycle stand from a shed between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday after cutting a padlock on the shed's latch.

Pub Date: 8/27/96

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