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Baltimore County

10 homes evacuated due to gas main break

A gas main break near Overlea High School closed Kenwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon and forced 10 homes to be evacuated, Baltimore County police said.

BGE stopped the gas leak at Kenwood and East avenues, around 3 p.m. and officials said Kenwood Avenue was expected to reopen Wednesday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

Separately, BGE said Wednesday that it was upgrading natural gas mains in 10 Baltimore-area neighborhoods and will start six additional projects next year. The utility, which operates more than 7,000 miles of underground pipes and gas facilities, says it is replacing hundreds of miles of aging gas pipes in a multi-year effort.

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