Glen Burnie Neighborhood Evacuated After Gas Leak

Crews working on a water main cut a natural gas line

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    Crews working on a water main cut a natural gas line in Glen Burnie, prompting the evacuation of 45 homes.

    Officials say nine residents were still being kept from their homes Thursday morning. The line was cut about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    Baltimore Gas & Electric says an Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works crew was working on the water main when the 6-inch gas line was cut with a backhoe.

    Anne Arundel County fire officials say a safety zone was established in a one-block radius around the break because of the large amount of natural gas released by the broken main.