A gas leak in Glen Burnie has led fire and police officials to set up a one-block "safety zone."
Crews for Baltimore Gas and Electric are actively working to fix a gas leak on Delmar Avenue in Glen Burnie, according to the company. At approximately 4:16 p.m. Wednesday, a crew—not with BGE—accidentally struck the gas line on the 500 block of Delmar Avenue, according to BGE spokesperson Rachael Lighty. A BGE crew arrived at 4:44 p.m. and are still in the process of isolating the gas leak, Lighty said. The crew does not yet have an estimated time of restoration. According to WBAL, fire officials have made a "safety zone" around the block of the leak. Police are redirecting traffic around the area. Get local stories delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Like us on …
One driver ignored the barricades, leading to a police pursuit into Prince George's County.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, October 14, 2011
A bank and Chuck E. Cheese restaurant were evacuated Thursday after a contractor struck a gas line in the area and caused a leak, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department Chief Michael Cox. The 4-inch, high pressure, gas line at 6708 Ritchie Highway was breeched around 11:55 a.m. Cox said. Fire department crews blocked off the area and evacuated the Wells Fargo Bank where the gas line is located and a nearby Chuck E. Cheese. Crews were on the scene until 6 p.m. when BGE officials were able to stop the leak, Cox said. According to an article in the Maryland Gazette, at least one person drove around the barricades and bumped a fire engine. Police pursued the driver to southbound 295 and into Prince George's County where officers from…