BALTIMORE - The basements in several northeast Baltimore homes have flooded after a 16-inch water main burst on Kirk Avenue late Wednesday night.
According to Baltimore City Police the water main burst just after 11:00 pm Wednesday evening on Kirk Avenue.
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A DPW spokesperson says that a 9-foot crack in the pipe caused the water main to rupture.
Baltimore City Police officials tell us that the water main burst may lead to a sinkhole on Kirk Avenue.
Several people living along Abbotson Street near Kirk Avenue reported flooding inside of their basements including Kim Collins. Collins told ABC2 News that she can see where the road on Kirk Avenue was bubbling up.
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Collins' basement was flooded on August 7, 2009, along with more than two dozens others in the 2800 block of Abbotson Street. When that flood occurred almost three years ago, a 16-inch pipe ruptured. One house had water up to the first floor. DPW says old pipes caused the water main break in 2009.
Crews are pumping the remaining water out of main in the area of Kirk Avenue and Abbotson Street. Water is shut off for people living on Kirk Avenue.
Baltimore City Police tell us that Kirk Avenue between Abbotson Street will be shutdown for much of the day Thursday until repairs are made. They hope to have the repairs done today.
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