The leak occurred Wednesday afternoon.
A Wednesday afternoon gas leak temporarily closed Kenwood Avenue near Overlea High School and caused 10 homes to be evacuated. The leak occurred near Kenwood and East Avenues, about 200 yards west of the school according to fire officials. BGE crews are on the scene, and as of 2:50 p.m. had stopped the leak, officials said. "Kenwood Avenue is closed but buses can access Overlea High School, please avoid the area," wrote fire spokeswoman Elise Armacost in an email. Officials advise that since the leak has been stopped the road should be reopened soon.
A 16-year-old driver on a learner's permit crashed into the garage at her home, shearing a gas line.
A car operated by a teenage girl learning to drive crashed through the garage door of her family's home in Bowleys Quarters, shearing a gas line and forcing the evacuation of residents of eight townhouses Friday afternoon. There were no injuries and no explosion or fire as a result of the subsequent gas leak, according to Baltimore County fire officials. The 16-year-old was pulling into the driveway with her mother in the car when the vehicle crashed through the first-floor garage door of the family's three-story townhome in the the 1500 block of Hunting Fields Road shortly after 3:30 p.m., Baltimore County Fire Department Battalion Chief Kyrle Preis said. "She was slowing down and tapping the brake when her foot slipped off and she hit …