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Gas service cut off to Poe Homes, residents to receive hot plates

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-25 23:24:09-04

BALTIMORE, md. — Gas service was interrupted at Poe Homes on Saturday afternoon.

BGE received a gas odor call and found a leak on the customer’s gas line.

BGE shut off the gas as a safety precaution until repairs are made by building maintenance.

Mayor Brandon Scott, City Administrator Shorter and Housing Authority of Baltimore City Director Abrahams were on site.

Mayor Scott tweeted in part, "emergency services will be providing hot plates to every resident and working to restore service as soon as possible."

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City released this statement:

"Residents of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City’s (HABC) Poe Homes are without gas for cooking tonight. We are meeting residents’ cooking needs by supplying hot plates until gas services can be restored. All other utility services, including hot water and electricity, continue to operate normally. We are working to repair the problem as quickly as possible."

As of Sunday afternoon, the gas is still shut off.

WMAR-2 News reached out to BGE for an update and was sent the following statement:

"After investigating, our crews realized the issue was with the customer’s [Housing Authority of Baltimore City] equipment. The customer will need to make those repairs and is aware. Because it’s the customer’s repairs to make, we don’t have the timeframe."