A water main break closed a portion of E. Joppa Road and disrupted water service in Perry Hall Tuesday morning.
The 12-inch water main broke in the 4100 block of E. Joppa Road. The road was closed between Seven Courts Drive and Route 1 and motorists were directed to use Silver Spring Road as an alternative.
Because of the way water was flowing, the Cromwell pumping station in Baltimore County was impacted by the break and had to be shut down, according to a spokesman with Baltimore's Department of Public Works.
Crews were working to repair the station and restore water service to the area as of 10:30 a.m.
Residents and businesses from Joppa Road to Northern Parkway and Belair Road to Loch Raven Boulevard experienced low water pressure, brown water or no water at all.
Officials say it all started at the Towson reservoir as crews were doing work and a surge was created -- causing the pipes to break and issues at the pumping station.
In addition to the 12-inch break, there were two small breaks.
As of 1 p.m., the only place still without water as a result of the issue was the Weis on E. Joppa Road.
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