BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas and Electric says a contractor broke a 12-inch gas main, cutting service to about 1,200 customers in Baltimore.

BGE says it could be days before service is fully restored to customers affected by Monday’s break.

The utility said the contractor was not working for BGE when the main was struck about 10:30 a.m. in the 1200-block of E. Fort Ave., in the city’s Locust Point area.

BGE says crews will have to enter homes and businesses that were affected to disconnect gas service as part of the repair process. Crews will also have to re-enter the properties to restart service once the main has been repaired.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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