ABERDEEN, Md. (WMAR) - UPDATE: Water was restored Saturday night to the hundreds of Harford County customers affected by the water main break. Robert Thomas, spokesman for the Department of Public Works says discoloration in the water should be clear by Monday morning. Thomas said the water is safe to bathe in and drink despite the discoloration.
Harford County Department of Public Works says that customers who live near Route 40 will be without water Saturday.
Saturday morning, a contractor who was working for the State Highway Administration struck a major water main while digging for a road project.
The break is reported to be significant and resulted in a the loss of a massive amount of water.
County officials say that the break was isolated around 1:00 p.m.
“Customers along the U. S. Route 40 corridor between Aberdeen and Joppatowne may experience low water pressure for several hours,” says Robert B. Thomas, Jr., Manager of Communications with Harford County Government. “Additionally, the water may be discolored due to the high rate at which water was moving through the pipe line when the break was actively flowing,” he says.
There is no word on how many homes and businesses have been affected.
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