Flow from water main reduced; Streets reopen


UPDATE  Crews have began moving asphalt to repair a 60-inch water main break on Charles and 20th Streets.

The main will take several days to repair.

The Department of Public Works announced on Thursday that the water flow had been reduced enough where crews were able to begin pumping water.

Also, Charles Street north of Penn Station to North Avenue is reopened.

Baltimore Gas and Electric crews will also be on the scene as precaution and to begin returning service to some residents who are without service.


Officials with the Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) say they can now begin pumping water away from the street at the intersection of N. Charles and 20th where a 60-inch water main broke Wednesday.

The ability to pump water out of the area comes as the water flow from the main has been reduced. The reduction in water flow also means that St. Charles Street north of Penn Station to North Avenue is reopened.

PHOTOS | Water main break on St. Charles Street

Officials say traffic from Charles Street may go eastbound or westbound on North Avenue. In addition, eastbound through traffic on North Avenue is now allowed.

Other updates

Lanvale St. remains closed between St. Paul St. and Maryland Ave.

Lafayette St. is now open to thru traffic.

Charles St. north of North Ave. to 21st St. remains closed as does 20th St. between Maryland Ave. and St. Paul St.

Motorists are urged to continue to use alternate routes as a way to avoid delays. In addition, DPW asks drivers to use extreme caution near our work zone so that our employees can safely proceed to make repairs to the damaged infrastructure.

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