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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Hundreds of customers lost water service in the Baltimore area Friday after two separate water main issues, officials said. A 12-inch main in the 300 block of Kenwood Ave. in East Baltimore was shut off for repairs Thursday night, with about 200 to 300 customers and two hydrants affected, city department of public works officials said. A 16-inch main at Back River Neck Road and Holly Neck Road in Essex also broke early Friday morning, and about 500 customers and Essex Skypark Airport were affected.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported that Baltimore Street is closed in both directions at Warwick Avenue due to a water main break at 7:07 a.m. on Wednesday. Department of Public Works officials are making repairs and traffic impact is light, DOT said. The state Department of Transportation reported a two-vehicle collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Pikesville at Reisterstown Road at 8:54 a.m. that closed the inner loop right shoulder. DOT also reported debris on MD 140 East in Finksburg at Sandymount Road at 8:31 a.m. No additional information was given.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
A broken 10-inch-wide water main in Southwest Baltimore caused a sinkhole to open on Frederick Avenue near its intersection with East Lynne Avenue late Tuesday night, according to city officials. The water main was shut off quickly and Frederick Avenue was closed at the intersection, in the city's Mill Hill neighborhood, said Kurt Kocher, a public works spokesman. About 100 homes in the southwest neighborhood remained without water Wednesday, as crews arrived early to begin repairs to the pipe, he said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
A portion of Smith Avenue in Baltimore County was closed and nearby residents lost water service following a water main break Friday, a Baltimore City Department of Public Works spokesman said. The 16-inch main broke at Smith Avenue at Deancroft Road, cutting off water to a 90-unit apartment complex, DPW spokesman Kurt Kocher said. Crew were attempting to fix the main Friday but it was not clear how long the repair would take, he said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
A pair of water main breaks in the southeast portion of Baltimore County have knocked out water service to nearly 200 people, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday morning. Residents on social media reported streams of water flowing down local streets in Edgemere after a 16-inch main was disrupted about 1:47 a.m. in the 7200 block of North Point Road. About 100 customers have lost water service, and crews remained on scene Wednesday morning, according to the department. About 2:51 a.m., an 8-inch water main was disrupted in the 8400 block of Kavanagh Avenue in Dundalk, knocking water service out for another 80 people, the department said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
Outside her Parkside home on Tuesday afternoon, Myra Mickey watched as a Baltimore public works employee labored several feet below her street to repair a broken water main. "They've been working around the clock," Mickey, 50, said of the city workers, who first arrived on her street late the night before, when her water also was switched off. "If they weren't here, I'd probably be getting a little heated under my collar. " The workers' presence was reassuring, but also came months after Mickey first began calling the city about suspicious cracks in the street, about water bubbling up, about the inadequacy of a brief repair job that seemed to do nothing "besides make a mess," she said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2011
A broken water main on East Cold Spring Lane at the edge of Morgan State University's campus has been repaired, a Baltimore public works spokesman said Wednesday morning. The street will remain closed, however, in both directions between Hillen and Harford roads until crews are able to resurface the roadway, said the spokesman, Kurt Kocher. Drivers should use Echodale Avenue or 32 n d Street as a detour. The break was reported about noon Tuesday in the 1800 block of E. Cold Spring Lane.
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December 28, 2001
A water main break yesterday morning left about 35 homes on Emerald Drive in the Merryman Heights subdivision of Eldersburg without water for most of the day. Work crews from the Carroll County Bureau of Utilities were on the scene before noon but couldn't begin digging until Miss Utility crews marked other utility lines, said Frank Schaeffer, bureau administrator. Schaeffer said that the break was routine and that he expected water service to be restored by late afternoon. He said residents might experience some air in their water lines and discoloration for a couple hours once repairs were complete.
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July 7, 2005
A water main break yesterday morning in Towson left about 100 residents without water and created a 5-foot-deep sinkhole on Barnett Road, authorities in Baltimore and Baltimore County said. The 8-inch pipe broke about 8 a.m. and forced the closure of Barnett Road between Queens Ferry and Brixton roads. Public works crews were trying to repair the water main last night.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
A broken water main in Pigtown Sunday evening caused water to be shut off to about 200 homes, a school and several businesses all day Monday while the city worked to fix the pipe, according to the Department of Public Works. "Barring any unforeseen underground problems," water was expected to be restored overnight Monday, Public Works spokesman Jeffrey Raymond said in a statement. The 20-inch pipe in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd. ruptured around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, flooding the basements of about 10 homes and causing police to evacuate 16 residents, Raymond said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park was closed Monday afternoon due to a water main break. A broken 12-inch water main led to the closure of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard between Hoyle Drive and Jones Station Road, according to Anne Arundel County public works officials. A crew was sent to the water main break at 4 p.m. Traffic was being rerouted around the water main break. Earlier on Monday, Anne Arundel crews were sent to Brock Bridge Road in Jessup to repair a break in a 20-inch water main that caused that road to be shut down between National Business Parkway and Guilford Road.
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Staff Reports | April 23, 2014
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works says a portion of Piney Orchard Parkway in Odenton was closed on Wednesday morning in both directions from Waugh Chapel Road to Strawberry Lake Way as crews restore the roadway damaged by a water main break this morning. The break was reported at 5 a.m. and repaired by Bureau of Utilities crews, but badly damaged approximately 150 feet of Piney Orchard Parkway.   Officials said efforts to restore the damaged section of Piney Orchard Parkway to safe driving standards were under way Wednesday morning and were expected to be completed by the end of the day.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Baltimore work crews have shut off a 10-inch water main after it broke in the Mount Washington neighborhood Wednesday. The break occurred in the 1800 block of South Road Wednesday evening and crews were working to fix the break, city Department of Public Works officials said. There was no word on how many homes and businesses were affected and when the repair was expected to be complete. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Hundreds of customers lost water service in the Baltimore area Friday after two separate water main issues, officials said. A 12-inch main in the 300 block of Kenwood Ave. in East Baltimore was shut off for repairs Thursday night, with about 200 to 300 customers and two hydrants affected, city department of public works officials said. A 16-inch main at Back River Neck Road and Holly Neck Road in Essex also broke early Friday morning, and about 500 customers and Essex Skypark Airport were affected.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
It wasn't just any water main break that Fox 45 morning news reporter Rick Boone found in West Baltimore yesterday. No, it was a "frozen tundra. " "I've been a TV reporter for about 15 years, and I've never, ever seen the after effects of a water main break like I see here," said Boone. Then, on the edge of the tundra, a car appeared. "Slow down, slow down," Boone yelled to the driver. Then, to the camera operator, "Move out of the way!" The car drove smoothly over the ice without skidding.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
Outside her Parkside home on Tuesday afternoon, Myra Mickey watched as a Baltimore public works employee labored several feet below her street to repair a broken water main. "They've been working around the clock," Mickey, 50, said of the city workers, who first arrived on her street late the night before, when her water also was switched off. "If they weren't here, I'd probably be getting a little heated under my collar. " The workers' presence was reassuring, but also came months after Mickey first began calling the city about suspicious cracks in the street, about water bubbling up, about the inadequacy of a brief repair job that seemed to do nothing "besides make a mess," she said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 22, 1999
Three Pasadena schools shut down by a water main break yesterday are to open again today, school officials said.Bodkin Elementary, Chesapeake Middle, and Chesapeake High schools, all on Mountain Road, were closed early Tuesday after water was found gushing from an 8-inch main that served all three buildings.Pub Date: 9/22/99
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November 27, 2000
The county commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the County Office Building on a proposed extension of a public water main to serve the Maple Crest subdivision. The water main would serve homes along Woodland Drive and Wayne Avenue, and could be extended to Maple Crest Drive, Kolbe Drive and Hook Road. Copies are available in Room 100 of the County Office Building. Written and oral comments may be sent to Gary Horst, Carroll County Department of Enterprise and Recreation Services, County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster 21157.
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