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.

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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.

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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.

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