Business, Sci-Tech, Traffic

Waze ‘evacuation zone’ alert is false alarm

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Mid-Atlantic users of the Waze navigation smartphone app got quite a surprise on Thursday. It seems many users in the Maryland area received an ‘evacuation zone’ warning upon opening the app. The alert read, “WARNING: Your destination is in an evacuation zone. Use extreme caution while driving.” Authorities have confirmed that there are no active evacuation zones in the …


Education, Health, Police/Fire

Hazelwood Elementary evacuated, dismissing early due to gas leak

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A Wednesday morning gas leak has led to an evacuation and early dismissal at one Baltimore school. Baltimore City Public Schools advises that Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School has been evacuated and will dismiss at 11:15 a.m. The school is located at 4517 Hazelwood Avenue (21206). Parents will be able to pick up their children at the recreation center entrance. Story …


Carbon monoxide leak reported in Rosedale

UPDATE: Officials say the carbon monoxide leak originated with a piece of auto equipment operating at an auto shop in the same complex as Rosedale Center school. The source has been shut off and carbon monoxide levels are dropping as the building is ventilated. Two adult males and an adult female have been taken to a nearby medical facility with …

Possible gas leak leads to hotel evacuation in Rosedale

UPDATE: Additional units are being requested. Meter readings are reportedly high. BGE is responding to the scene. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE, MD – Crews are on the scene of a possible Sunday afternoon gas leak in Rosedale. At just before 4 p.m., units responded to the Comfort Inn located on Yellow Brick Road (21237) after customers reported smelling gas. …

Large gas leak, fire reported at Oak Crest retirement community

Crews are on the scene of a potentially large, Friday morning gas leak at a Parkville/Carney retirement center. At just after 10 a.m., units responded to the Oak Crest retirement community located at 8820 Walther Boulevard (21234). Witnesses reported a strong gas odor throughout several units coupled with high readings. The gas leak was accompanied by an underground fire that …

Perry Hall Middle School evacuated due to odor

A local middle school was evacuated on Friday due to an unusual odor. Councilman David Marks says that, on Friday morning, an odor was reported at Perry Hall Middle School. Officials were concerned that the odor may have indicated a gas leak, so the school was evacuated due to an abundance of caution. Authorities now say there is no danger …