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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
Hampstead officials want Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to delay extending natural gas service north into town at least three years to help ease traffic congestion.Town officials would prefer having the gas-line extension timed rTC more closely with construction of the planned Hampstead bypass, which is "several years" off, Hampstead Mayor Christopher M. Nevin said last week.The state has not budgeted money for construction of the bypass, but state officials suggested the program could be jump-started with an infusion of local or private money.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Two businesses and a park were evacuated when an underground natural gas line caught fire Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County officials said. BGE crews were working to shut off gas after firefighters were called at 1:07 p.m. to the line in the 6900 block of Golden Ring Road. No structures were involved but the businesses in a nearby industrial park and Rosedale Park were evacuated as a precaution, officials said. No injuries were reported. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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BY SUN STAFF WRITERS | October 23, 2003
Contractors preparing to install curbs at an elementary school under construction in Mount Airy ruptured a 6-inch natural gas line yesterday, prompting school officials to evacuate nearby Mount Airy Middle School and send pupils home early. Crews were doing grading work along the edge of an access road to the Parr's Ridge Elementary site, off Watersville Road, when the gas line ruptured about 11:30 a.m., school officials said. Pupils were evacuated from Mount Airy Middle School and were escorted to Mount Airy Elementary School.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
A section of North Charles Street reopened late Friday night after authorities shut down the block due to a gas leak in a vacant building. The 300 block of N. Charles Street was closed from Saratoga to Mulberry streets Friday evening. The leak began when a contractor working in the building cut a gas line. Baltimore Gas & Electric shut off the gas about 7 p.m. and were working to fix the line late Friday night, according to spokeswoman Rachael Lighty. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 5, 2002
Carrolltowne Elementary School in Eldersburg was evacuated yesterday for more than an hour because of a natural gas line leak. To protect pupils from the cold during the evacuation, officials moved them to the Carrolltown Center mall from about 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. while the leaking 2-inch gas line was repaired, officials said. Sixteen firefighters in four trucks responded to help with the evacuation, but nobody was hurt and the school was not damaged, fire officials said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 23, 2004
A cable television work crew broke an underground natural gas line yesterday evening, producing flames that threatened a nearby house and several cars and prompting the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to cut off gas and electrical service in the neighborhood, authorities said. About 6 p.m., officials said, a Comcast crew was working in the 2100 block of Sugarcone Road in the Summit Chase area of Pikesville when a piece of equipment broke the gas line. Flames fueled by leaking gas reached about 20 feet in the air, and the fire was left to burn for several hours until BGE workers could shut off the gas flow.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | December 18, 1994
Fire and police officials evacuated Maggie's Restaurant and residents of the nearby Carroll View Apartments after a gas line was cut by construction workers on Washington Road near East George Street Friday afternoon.A construction crew working on Washington Road, a continuation of an East Main Street construction project, struck a 1 1/4 -inch Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. gas line at 3:38 p.m., sending 15 customers and 18 employees of the restaurant outside when the fumes flooded the building.
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June 6, 1995
Eight homes were evacuated Friday afternoon and a section of Waugh Chapel Road closed while Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews repaired a ruptured gas line, county police said yesterday.A worker for Jones Intercable drilling under the sidewalk of the 800 block of Vacation Drive hit the gas line about 3:30 p.m. County firefighters evacuated nearby houses and county police closed Waugh Chapel Road for about 90 minutes, police said.No one was injured in the incident, police said.Woman hurts her head when she falls off carA Baltimore woman suffered head injuries Friday evening when she fell from the trunk of a friend's car while the friend was driving around the parking lot of the Maryland Correctional Institute at Jessup, state police said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | March 16, 1995
Ten lunch customers and employees inside the Elk's Lodge at Route 140 and Gorsuch Road were forced from the building when a contractor struck a high pressure natural gas line yesterday.Fire officials said the worker was operating a small Bobcat loader while excavating dirt at the rear of the lodge hall for a new 40-foot by 80-foot patio and struck the high pressure regulator on a 2-inch gas line.The regulator was broken off when a tooth on the bucket of the excavating machine hit the line, allowing natural gas to escape and enter the building.
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March 27, 2001
A plumbing crew digging a trench struck a feeder gas line on Glasgow Court in Eldersburg yesterday morning, starting a fire outside the line and causing firefighters to evacuate 10 homes, officials said. The accident occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Brenda Pettigrew said gas to the block was turned off by 11:55 a.m. "A spark from the trench winch ignited the gas vapors, causing the fire," said Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department Chief Bobby Ray Chesney.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
A gas leak in a vacant building in the 300 block of N. Charles St. shut down the block from Saratoga to Mulberry streets Friday evening. The leak happened when a contractor working in the building cut a gas line. Baltimore Gas & Electric shut off the gas about 7 p.m. and were still working to fix the line late Friday night, according to spokeswoman Rachael Lighty. The lanes remained closed, but work is expected to be finished and the street should be reopened sometime Saturday morning, Lighty said.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging natural gas pipeline there. The plan has alarmed advocates of the city's largest park, who estimate from the various routes broached so far that anywhere from 500 to 2,000 trees could be felled, some of them a century or more old. "Parks are so important to the city," said Jo Orser, president of the Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park and a resident of neighboring Hunting Ridge.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Route 108 in Howard County prior to Snowden River Parkway remained shut down in both directions at 9:10 a.m., on Thursday because of a gas line incident that occurred more than an hour earlier, according to the local fire and rescue officials and the state Department of Transportation. Howard County Fire and EMT spokeswoman Jacqueline Kotei said that around 7:45 a.m., a gas line was struck during construction operations in the area. No injuries were reported, and crews determined that the gas levels were not sufficient for an evacuation, Kotei said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 25, 2013
An allegedly intoxicated man allegedly drove into two homes on East MacPhail Road in Bel Air Wednesday night, hit a propane gas line that started a fire at one house and then backed his pickup truck into the other and knocked part of it off of its foundation, according to police. The driver, later identified as Michael Lee Smith, 54, of the 1000 block of Cedar Lane in Bel Air, then allegedly left the scene and was arrested a short time later near his home. At about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Harford County Sheriff's deputies were sent to the 1000 block of East MacPhail Road, where a vehicle, later identified as a 2001 blue Chevy Silverado, drove off the road and hit a home and propane gas line, starting a fire, according to a press release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
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March 10, 2013
State Sen. Robert A. Zirkin has shown his true colors by taking on Columbia Gas' proposed new natural gas transmission pipeline ("Senator, gas company clash over pipeline," March 3). Isn't it funny that he only fights the gas line when it comes across his property - and then tells the gas company to move it onto someone else's property? He even tried to go after one of the lobbyists' wives with a special bill crafted to only affect her. I thought he was just pompous, but now I see by his disregard for the people who elected him that he is arrogant as well.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
A gas leak in Glen Burnie caused the temporary evacuation of about a dozen residents and left nine homes without gas Wednesday evening, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. A fire department spokesman said Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. would likely restore gas to the nine affected homes by the end of Wednesday, and that the residents had all made arrangements to stay elsewhere overnight. The 6-inch gas line in the 500 block of Delmar Avenue was accidentally ruptured about 4 p.m. when contractors were working to fix a water main break, BGE officials said.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,Sun Staff Writer | June 14, 1995
A gas line ruptured yesterday outside the Elkridge Corner shopping center near the U.S. 1 intersection with Montgomery Road, leading to an evacuation of shop owners and minor traffic delays, police said.About 50 people were evacuated about 8 a.m. from the shops in the 7200 block of Montgomery Road, many of which were not open at the time of the break, police said.The block was closed off for about 45 minutes while crews worked to shut off the pipeline, a police spokesman said, .The line was broken when a backhoe being used for construction work along the road hit it, said Peggy Mulloy, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.Gas service was restored by 11:30 a.m. to the 20 stores that lost service.
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September 13, 2000
Traffic in and around Westminster was snarled for about two hours yesterday after a contractor struck a natural gas line on Malcolm Drive near Route 140 just before afternoon rush hour, authorities said. The gas line was struck in a construction zone along Malcolm Drive (Route 97) near Crossroads Shopping Center about 3:15 p.m., Westminster police said. Authorities evacuated businesses and shopping centers while utility crews worked to repair the broken line, police said. Eastbound motorists on Route 140 were turned around at Gorsuch Road or diverted through town to Main Street.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
A Baltimore County utility crew repairing a sewer drain in Rossville struck a natural gas line Monday morning, which led emergency responders to seal off the area and close the westbound lane of Route 40, according to a Baltimore County police and fire spokeswoman. About 10 a.m., a crew with the Baltimore County Bureau of Utilities was repairing an 8-inch-wide sewer drain under Route 40, also known as Pulaski Highway, near the intersection of Rossville Boulevard when they struck the 2-inch-wide gas line, said Elise Armacost, the spokeswoman.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
A gas leak in Locust Point forced the evacuation Monday of occupants of several blocks of rowhouses as well as workers at the Under Armour headquarters. The broken pipe was repaired within a few hours. The leak was reported in the 1100 block of Hull St. about 10:30 a.m. A crew of contractors told fire officials they inadvertently struck a gas line while working on road repairs, fire spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews repaired the gas line by about 1:30 p.m. There were no reports of injuries.
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