20-Inch Water Main Ruptures On York Road


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - A water main ruptured on York Road at Thornton Mill Road in Hunt Valley on Monday, according to the Baltimore County Department of Public Works.

DPW said that a 20-inch water main broke right on the side of the road. Flooding caused York road to be shut down in both directions.

Officials are urging Businesses and residents in the areas of Hunt Valley, Cockeysville, and Sparks Glencoe to scale back their water usage “out of an abundance of caution.”

WBAL’s Sky Team 11 captured video of the incident. Water can be seen rushing from a ditch as crews work to stop the flooding.

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The DPW reported water outages in the area, but did not confirm an exact number.

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Baltimore City and County officials will distribute water from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2 Loveton Circle in Sparks Glencoe.

DPW also said that residents of the Broadmead Retirement Facility had received additional pallets of water.

York Road between Thornton Mill Road and Broadmead is closed for repairs. Be prepared for significant delays in the area.

A different water main in White Marsh is also being repaired. Maryland Route 7 (Philadelphia Road) has been closed in both directions between Campbell Boulevard and White Marsh Boulevard.

Baltimore County Police have advised motorists to avoid the area.

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