Some Without Water As Crews Repair 20-inch Water Main Break In Cockeysville

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) –Authorities in Baltimore County are working to repair a 20-inch water main break on Monday night.

It happened at York Road between Phoenix Road and McCormick Road.

Sky Eye Chopper 13 captured the mess after a 20-inch main running underneath burst Monday.

“When there is a break, and it releases, that water is going to push whatever is in its way, out of the way,” said Jeffrey Raymond, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Works.

Hundreds of customers were without water.

An assisted living facility nearby had to haul water in due to their proximity to the break.

For people who live close by the fix for can’t come soon enough.

“I had to go out 18 miles round trip to go get water for the dogs and if it doesn’t come back soon, I ‘ll have to go to somebody’s house and take a shower,” said Bill Thompson.

“It just scares me because I am wondering how long it’s going to take to fix that hole,” said Jassi Ahuja.

”I am hoping it doesn’t impact our traffic for very much longer because that really is our main artery.”

Raymond didn’t know how old this particular main was, but says there’s an ongoing plan to upgrade aging infrastructure.

“We are going methodically to those areas where there are old pipes that need to be replaced and we are replacing them.”

WJZ has just learned that DPW is getting reports of another water outage in Mays Chapel.

Investigators are trying to figure out if this is also related to the York Road incident.

Officials say the repairs could be complete by Tuesday afternoon.

To report a water outage, call 410-396-5352.

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