Baltimore Sun reporter Ed Gunts contributed to this article.
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Water main breaks
The following water main breaks have affected service in the city and county this year:
Nov. 12: Two breaks, one in a 30-inch main at East Madison Street near Guilford Avenue downtown and the other in a 16-inch main along Philadelphia Road at Rossville Boulevard in Essex, caused low water pressure at Mercy and Franklin Square hospitals and a variety of other businesses and institutions. The Community College of Baltimore County's Essex campus canceled some classes before reopening for evening classes.
Nov. 7: Break in a 60-inch main on North Charles at 20th streets, causing low water pressure in north central Baltimore and disrupting traffic. Repairs ongoing.
Nov. 1: Two breaks in 12-inch main in the 1800 block E. Cold Spring Lane and in a 16-inch main in the 4600 block of York Road. Morgan State University was "partially affected" by the Cold Spring Lane break. Forty businesses and homes lost water along York Road, and one had to be evacuated because of flooding.
July 16: 20-inch main break on Light Street downtown between Lombard and Baltimore streets. Repairs took more than a month, as the city chose to replace two other aging water lines and related valves and fire hydrants in the same area. (The same day, the city began work to replace a stretch of 54-inch main near Whistler and Wilmarco avenues in Southwest Baltimore after an inspection found a break imminent.)
May 14: Water main break in the 8000 block of Liberty Road in Baltimore County also affected gas service, and repairs closed lanes.
Feb. 14: 10-inch main break cut off water to 300, 400 and 500 blocks of Millington Ave. in Southwest Baltimore. Repair workers damaged gas main, interrupting gas service to 1,000 buildings, including 700 households in Carrollton Ridge and Mill Hill communities. Gas service not restored until Feb. 20.
Source: Baltimore City Department of Public Works news releases