Thursday, April 25, 2013
Forty homes in the Charles Village were without water following a pipe break Thursday afternoon.
(UPDATE 8:11 a.m.)—St. Paul Street is open to traffic after it was cosed between 32nd and 29th streets on Thursday afternoon because of a broken 6-inch water main. The break left 40 homes in Charles Village without water and closed a portion of St. Paul Street through early Friday morning, according to the Department of Public Works. Kurt Kocher, a department spokesman, wrote in an email at about 7:30 a.m. Friday, that the road was open to traffic again. Check with our commute page to see if the street remains closed and how it’s impacting your commute.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
There has been a few water main breaks during the first cold snap of the fall.
A massive 60-inch pipe broke on Charles Street near the 20th Street intersection causing massive flooding in the area and closing sections of one of the city’s major roads. Another broke late last week briefly closing York Road eventually reopening, but it forced traffic heading both ways onto one side of the street. The city has taken steps to address infrastructure that includes in some cases pipes that are more than 100 years old. But how would you fix the situation? Tell us in the comments section.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The break was reported in the 4600 block of York Road.
(UPDATE) Thursday, 10 a.m.—A water main break at 4605 York Road forced the evacuation of 4617 York Road Thursday afternoon and left 40 homes and businesses without water. According to a news release from the Department of Public Works, York Road was closed between Cold Spring Lane and 41st Street, but has since been reopened one northbound lane on the southbound side to allow for two way traffic. Follow Patch for updates.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Department of Public Works discovered a major water main with the potential for a catastrophic failure.
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is urging residents to conserve water as it prepares to repair a major water main. Electronic tests revealed that the 54-inch Southwest Transmission Main—located near Whistler and Wilmarco avenues—has the potential for a catastrophic failure. The water main runs from the Ashburton Water Filtration Plant to Howard and Anne Arundel counties, according to a news release. Before taking the water main off line, the department will conduct a 48-hour test starting tomorrow to make certain it can provide adequate water while the main is down. Once it's established that water can be provided, the department will begin excavation and the replacement of three 16 feet sections of the main. "We must be as …