WASHINGTON - The gas leak has ended, according to the Montgomery County Fire Department.
The leak has been valved off. Only 70 homes were affected, the fire department said.
MCFRS Gas leak final- Wash Gas has leak valved off. Only 70 homes affected by outage. Wash Gas will visit homes when service is restored.— Scott Graham (@MCFirePIO) June 20, 2013
EARLIER: Thursday - 6/20/2013, 12:50pm ET
WASHINGTON - Homes are being evacuated in Germantown after a gas line break.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service says the break is located near Scenery Drive and Brandermill Drive. An 8-inch, high-pressure gas line was broken, but the cause is unclear.
A fire spokesman could not say how many homes are being evacuated. Washington Gas Company is on the scene, working to fix the problem.
Scott Graham, Montgomery County's public information officer, was tweeting about the break Thursday morning:
MCFRS Gas main update- homes in the area of brandermill from scenery to 355 being evac. I am on scene pic.twitter.com/njteAtgzWy— Scott Graham (@MCFirePIO) June 20, 2013
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