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Gas Leak Reported on Robert Tavern Drive

Fire officials: No homes evacuated, air quality being tested.

Due to a gas main rupture, fire officials are testing air quality and have evacuated a construction site near Stringtown and Frederick Roads.

Fire officials have not called for home evacuations but were testing the air quality, said Cpt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.

At around 1:45 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the 23100 block of Robert Tavern Drive for reports of a gas line break, Garcia said.

A construction crew at a vacant lot, struck the gas line. Garcia said officials with Washington Gas were also on the scene.

Garcia said drivers should avoid the area of Stringtown and Frederick Roads.



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