MIDDLE RIVER, Md. - Portions of westbound Route 40 remain closed due to a natural gas leak in Middle River Monday morning.
Crews from the Baltimore County Fire Department and BGE responded and quickly sealed off the area after a utility crew struck a natural gas line on Pulaski Highway near Rossville Boulevard around 9:45 Monday morning. After evaluating air quality in adjacent structures, fire officials determined that evacuations were unnecessary.
Traffic in the area has been diverted because the entire westbound lane of Route 40 is closed. BGE crews estimated that it would take several hours to make the repair and that evening rush hour traffic may be affected.
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