Charles Street reopened

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

gas main repaired

October 28, 2006|By Nia-Malika Henderson

BGE workers fixed the ruptured gas main yesterday that caused dowtown street closures and rush-hour traffic tie-ups but have yet to determine the exact cause of the leaks.

"We don't know what, if anything, we will be able to determine conclusively," Linda Foy, a spokeswoman for BGE, said yesterday.

Workers completed repairs about 3 p.m. yesterday.

Charles Street at Pratt and Lombard streets was reopened at 3:30 p.m., in time for the evening rush hour.

The streets were closed Thursday during afternoon and evening rush hour after gas leaks sent two manhole covers into the air.

Metal plates were placed over the areas where the repairs were made, and the area will be repaved this weekend, a spokesman for the Department of Transportation said.

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