Water main breaks close 2 Balto. Co. schools

Affected students expected to have 'normal day' tomorrow

March 30, 2004|By Jacqueline Seaberg | Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff

Two Baltimore County public schools were forced to school close this morning due to water main breaks, officials said.

Carver Center for Arts and Technology at 938 York Road in Towson closed at 9 a.m. The water problems were caused by a 10-inch water main break at Fairmont Avenue and York Road near the school.

Crews were working to fix the problem, which has also affected 30-40 area businesses, according to Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for Baltimore City's Department of Public Works.

A water main break in the 400 block of Academy Road also closed down Westowne Elementary at 401 Harlem Lane in Baltimore at 10 this morning. Additional details on the water main break were not immediately available, Kocher said.

Both schools are expected to open tomorrow.

"We anticipate opening our doors and having a normal day tomorrow," said Charles Herndon, a spokesman for county schools.

There was another water main break at Towsontown Boulevard and Charles Steet in Towson, but Kocher said details on that break were also not yet available.

Originally published March 30, 2004, 10:50 AM EST

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