Water Main Break Affects 3,000 Workers In Baltimore County

BALTIMORE (AP) — Employees of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore County were told not to report to work after a water main break left their offices without water.

The Baltimore Sun reports about 3,000 workers were told not to come to work Tuesday to give crews time to repair a 16-inch water main break. The main ruptured Monday night. Water service was turned off in the area so that repair work could begin.

A spokesman for the city public works department, Kurt Kocher, said Tuesday afternoon that water service was being restored to about 1,000 customers.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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