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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
Southbound traffic on U.S. 1 near Route 100 in Howard County was partially blocked Thursday afternoon after a sewage line rupture underground. Howard County officials said only one southbound lane was getting by on U.S. 1 between Route 100 and Meadowridge Road (Route 103) as workers responded to fix the problem. larry.carson@baltsun.com
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
A pair of water main breaks in the southeast portion of Baltimore County have knocked out water service to nearly 200 people, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday morning. Residents on social media reported streams of water flowing down local streets in Edgemere after a 16-inch main was disrupted about 1:47 a.m. in the 7200 block of North Point Road. About 100 customers have lost water service, and crews remained on scene Wednesday morning, according to the department. About 2:51 a.m., an 8-inch water main was disrupted in the 8400 block of Kavanagh Avenue in Dundalk, knocking water service out for another 80 people, the department said.
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April 8, 2004
Kenilworth Avenue in Towson, which was closed by a water main rupture March 26, is expected to reopen to through traffic this afternoon. David Fidler of the Baltimore County Public Works Department said a temporary patch is to be paved today, adding that it will suffice until the road settles and work can be completed. The rupture of the 48-inch pipe produced a gaping sinkhole on the commuter shortcut, which connects Charles Street with Bosley Avenue. Several nearby homes were flooded and six Towson area schools had to be closed.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
Brian Roberts, who played in just 115 games the previous three seasons because of various injuries, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, three games into 2013, with what the Orioles are calling a strained right hamstring. The second baseman is expected to miss three to four weeks - an encouraging development considering the 35-year-old Roberts had to be carried off the field in the ninth inning Thursday when he grabbed his leg after stealing second base at Tropicana Field.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1995
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews responding to a natural gas pipeline rupture in Westminster last month acted appropriately even though they were unable to prevent the resulting explosion, the state Public Service Commission said yesterday.In an 11-page report released yesterday afternoon, the commission said BGE crews responding to the Jan. 19 rupture in the Autumn Ridge neighborhood took what "appears to be the appropriate action to take in this instance."BGE crews responded to the 10:38 a.m. gas line strike by 11:25 a.m., and had shut off the gas at 12:01 p.m.An explosion -- triggered by a spark of a basement sump pump at 90 Sunshine Way -- erupted at 1:18 p.m.More than 65 other homes were damaged -- 20 of them seriously enough that the families who lived in them have had to seek other shelter.
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By Buster Olney | August 4, 1995
Orioles owner Peter Angelos met with the agent for Ben McDonald on Tuesday night at Camden Yards and discussed the pitcher's future, Angelos assuring Scott Boras that there was "no rupture" in the relations between the club and the right-hander.Before his arbitration hearing in June, McDonald criticized the organization, and Boras asked Angelos if there was a rift and if it would affect McDonald's future with the Orioles."I told him there was no rupture," Angelos said. "He'll be treated fairly and squarely.
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | July 2, 1991
A water line in Elkridge that already has ruptured three times presents "a serious safety hazard" for area residents because it is defective and could explode with the force of a bomb, Howard County maintains in a lawsuit filed yesterday.The two-mile-long pipeline, installed in the mid-1970s, transmits water under pressure of 150 pounds per square inch along portions of southbound Interstate 95, Elibank Road and Montgomery Road."Investigation of the pipe has revealed life-threatening design and manufacturing defects," the county's suit maintained.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | January 27, 1995
Workers for an Ellicott City contractor who ruptured a Westminster natural gas pipeline last week may have ignored above-ground markings while installing an underground cable television line, the state Public Service Commission has determined.More than two hours after the main was damaged Jan. 19, a natural gas explosion leveled one home, left 20 families homeless and caused property damage estimated at more than $1 million.The Public Service Commission -- which was investigating whether Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s response to the accident conformed to state regulations -- said workers for Apollo Trenching Co. weren't paying attention to marks on the street indicating where BGE's pipeline ran."
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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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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1996
Brady Anderson said yesterday he was "fine, just fine" more than a week after feeling pains typical of appendicitis, but doctors who have treated hundreds of cases said his recent play and apparent good health probably mean he never really had the disorder.If he had, his appendix would have ruptured by now and presented him with no choice but to have an emergency operation."I don't think it's reasonable to think that he will ever have appendicitis out of this episode," said Dr. Claudius Klimt, director of emergency medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
Salisbury's road to an 11th national championship ran into a huge roadblock with the news that senior midfielder Ryan Clarke will miss the remainder of the season because of a ruptured spleen. Coach Jim Berkman said via email that Clarke, a Tewaaraton Award candidate, has not played in the No. 9 Sea Gulls' last two games. The team improved to 4-2 with victories over McDaniel (16-3) on Wednesday and No. 14 Gettysburg (8-5) on Saturday. Clarke, who had recorded 35 goals and 29 assists last year, had posted eight goals and five assists in four contests this season.
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By Joe Burris and Mary McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Repairs continued Monday to a water main break at Canton Industrial Park that had created a sinkhole over the weekend on South Newkirk Street, city Department of Public Works officials said. No one was injured and there was no property damage in Saturday's main break, which occurred when an underground pipe ruptured in the 1800 block of S. Newkirk St. near Holabird Avenue at 7:32 p.m. The main break spouted water into the air and caused a portion of the street to collapse, but the area has no homes and is used primarily by trucks, Department of Public Works spokeswoman Tiffani J. Church said Saturday.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2012
A tractor trailer driver was killed after his or her truck crashed into a barrier along Interstate 95 North, at the exit for Interstate 395 North in Baltimore, and burst into flames, according to Baltimore fire officials. Just before 11 p.m., a tractor trailer carrying lumber north on Interstate 95 appeared to have struck a barrier wall separating the highway and the northbound exit lanes for Interstate 395, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman. The collision caused two "saddle tanks" carrying diesel fuel on the underside of the truck to rupture, and the fuel to burst into flames, which engulfed the truck's cabin, Cartwright said.
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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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By Yvonne Wenger and Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2012
Matt Bloedorn was resigned Tuesday to a commute from Fells Point that would take twice as long as usual, maybe more, as the city dealt with continued flare-ups in its underground water system. Bloedorn, a civil engineer who lives in Catonsville, said he wasn't surprised, given the region's aging — and sometimes unreliable — infrastructure. "It's inevitable," Bloedorn said. "The water system is over 100 years old. " The latest water main breaks on Light Street near East Lombard Monday evening and on Fleet Street between South Caroline and South Bond streets early Tuesday hung up traffic, forced some businesses to close early as water was cut off and others to shut down as extensive repairs got under way. Niaz Mohammad, assistant manager at the 7-Eleven at 22 Light St., said the store would lose $4,000 to $5,000 in sales each day it stays closed.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
A pipe that transports about 17 million gallons of untreated sewage from western Baltimore County to the Patapsco Treatment Plant in the city ruptured Sunday and continues to overflow into the Patapsco River. In response, the Anne Arundel County Health Department has ordered the closing of the river in Brooklyn, from Annapolis Road downstream, according to a news release. The department has posted signs advising against direct water contact and advises people who do come in contact to launder clothes and wash skin immediately with soap and warm water.
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December 28, 2001
A water main break yesterday morning left about 35 homes on Emerald Drive in the Merryman Heights subdivision of Eldersburg without water for most of the day. Work crews from the Carroll County Bureau of Utilities were on the scene before noon but couldn't begin digging until Miss Utility crews marked other utility lines, said Frank Schaeffer, bureau administrator. Schaeffer said that the break was routine and that he expected water service to be restored by late afternoon. He said residents might experience some air in their water lines and discoloration for a couple hours once repairs were complete.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1995
A tanker truck drifted into the meter of a 1,000-gallon propane tank, causing a filler hose to rupture and spew the gas into the air in downtown Mount Airy Friday morning.No one was injured, but firefighters and hazardous-materials teams poured water onto the leak for almost two hours after the 10:15 a.m. accident until the cutoff valve could be reached and activated.Propane is stored as a liquid but becomes a gas when released.William Forman, the owner of WRF & Son Plumbing and Heating Co., said the truck, one of the company's septic tank service vehicles, was parked near two connected 1,000-gallon tanks Thursday evening and that chocks were placed behind the wheels as a safety measure.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Crews from the Baltimore City Fire Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment worked most of Wednesday morning responding to a 2,000-gallon fuel spill from a train in South Baltimore. Fire officials said the train's fuel tank ruptured about 9:30 a.m. on the tracks along Fort Armistead Road. The spill is confined to the track area and no injuries have occurred, though it has disrupted rail traffic in the area. Officials have yet to determine what caused the rupture.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2012
Natural gas and water service have been restored to most of the approximately 1,000 southwest Baltimore households that lost them as a result of pipe breaks Tuesday, city officials say. As of Sunday afternoon, about 25 households were still waiting for plumbers to make minor repairs and relight furnaces, stoves and water heaters, according to Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for Baltimore's public works department. Water service was restored to the area by late Tuesday, he said. Kocher said the house-by-house repair work was running ahead of schedule.
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