Backhoe strikes gas main in Gaithersburg

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County fire officials say a backhoe stuck an eight-inch gas line near a parking garage Wednesday afternoon.

It happened shortly before 2 p.m. in the 9700 block of Fields Road in Gaithersburg.

The parking garage was evacuated and Fields Road, Rio Boulevard and Mahogany Circle were closed during the incident.

We're told the main was broken about four feet below ground. It took almost an hour for authorities to stop the leak.


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