This morning, a Washington Gas line was struck, causing the closure of Route 1 between Campus Drive and Berwyn House Road.

It is expected that Route 1 will remain closed to traffic during the evening rush hour. Currently there is no timeframe for when the road will be reopened.

The City has been in touch with Washington Gas throughout the day.

Residents are encouraged to avoid the area until Baltimore Avenue can reopen to traffic.

Update [5:30 pm]: The gas leak has been isolated and turned off.  WGL is working with the fire department on opening the road.  The road should be open to traffic by now, with at least one lane open in each direction. Expect lane closures while WGL repairs the broken gas pipe.