BALTIMORE - UPDATE: Tuesday morning crews ran temporary water lines to businesses that lost service when a 20-inch water main broke at the intersection of Light and Lombard streets in Baltimore.
That will allow them to open up for work over the next few days while repairs to the main are completed.
Department of Public Works says in addition to replacing the main that broke, crews will also replace a second line in the same area to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to it in the near future.
After spending all of Monday night and early Tuesday morning pumping water from the hole created by the break, contractors were able to start digging down the mains. Part of the problem with repair efforts was that the main is so deep.
It will be several days before both lines are completely repaired and working again.
· St. Paul/Light Street closed from Fayette to Lombard Streets
· Redwood Street closed from Calvert to Light Streets
· Lombard Street closed from Calvert Street to Light Street with the exception of the two far left turn lanes at the intersection of Light Street.
Click here for ways to get around the road closures.
Much of Downtown Baltimore was grid locked Monday evening because of the break and the sheer volume of water gushing into the streets.
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