Water main break on North Ave. causes detour in N. Baltimore

A block of westbound roadway closed at Eutaw Place

February 15, 2011|By The Baltimore Sun

A water main break on North Avenue is forcing drivers to detour around a block of the main thoroughfare, a city Public Works spokesman said Tuesday evening.

The break on North and Madison avenues is in a 6-inch main and mainly affects motorists, though about 45 homes and two businesses are without water, spokesman Kurt Kocher said.

The break and repair work is blocking westbound traffic on North Avenue between Eutaw Place and Madison Avenue. The block will be shut down until repairs are completed, Kocher said. At the repair site, Madison Avenue is reduced to one lane.

"We're hoping this will be fixed well before [morning] rush hour," Kocher said.

Some of the water is flowing into the eastbound lanes of North Avenue, so crews will be salting the area to avoid ice.

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