Wednesday traffic slowed by BGE repairs on S. Charles

Traffic in downtown Baltimore was being effected Wednesday morning by Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. crews blocking lanes of S. Charles Street between Pratt and Lombard streets for emergency repairs to a 12-inch-wide gas main, according to Rachael Lighty, a company spokeswoman.

Lane closures will be in effect "until the work is complete," Lighty said. No estimate for when that will occur was given.

Also Wednesday morning, a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 95 in Howard County, prior to Route 175, had closed one lane and the right-hand shoulder as of 8:30 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. An accident also was causing problems along Route 198 East, near Bald Eagle Drive in Anne Arundel County.

Earlier, a two-vehicle accident slowed traffic north of Baltimore on Interstate 83 South just past Interstate 695.

Collisions had also temporarily closed one northbound lane and the shoulder of Interstate 295 near the city line and one southbound lane of Interstate 895 past the exit for Lombard Street.

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