Broken main shuts 3 schools in Baltimore Co.

May 27, 1994

Three Baltimore County schools were closed and an apartment complex was left without fresh water yesterday after a water main break.

Vanessa Pyatt, spokeswoman for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, which furnishes the water supply and delivery systems in the county, said the 12-inch main burst about 7 a.m. yesterday under the 500 block of Compass Road.

Ms. Pyatt said repair crews were dispatched after area residents reported low water pressure and then no water supply. The broken main was replaced and water restored shortly before 2 p.m., she said.

The break meant a holiday for students at two area elementary schools and a middle school.

Myra Treiber, a school system spokeswoman, said the children were sent home early from Victory Villa Elementary, 500 Compass Road; Glenmar Elementary, 9700 Community Drive; and Middle River Middle, 800 Middle River Road.

The water supply to the Victory Villa Apartments on Compass Road also was affected, officials said.

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