CHURCHVILLE, Md. (WJZ)–Baltimore Gas and Electric crews are working  to secure a gas line break that forced seven homes to be evacuated.

It happened Thursday around 11 a.m. when a contractor struck a 4-inch gas line on the 2900-block of Churchville Road on Route 22.

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Officials say seven homes were evacuated as a precaution and Hazmat is on the scene conducing air monitoring.

Route 22 is closed between Glenville Road and Route 155.

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It is unclear when the line will be restored or when evacuees will be allowed to return to their homes.

No outages have been reported.

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