HUNT VALLEY, Md. (WJZ) — A major artery in Baltimore County remains closed after the second water main break in a week created a 7-foot-deep sinkhole.

Officials closed York Road Monday morning for a water main break. The incident happened between Shawan Road and Ashland Road around 2 a.m.

Some local businesses are still without water as crews repair the cracked water main.

The main break has forced businesses that depend on a steady stream of water to close their doors Monday, which Danny So from Ashland Cleaners said has meant a loss of thousands of dollars.

They’re not alone; signs outside Cosmo Nail Lounge and Bagel Works said they’re also shut down for the day due to the lack of water.

The Department of Public Works said once they get the pipe repaired for the 12-inch main, the county will take over closing the hole and resurfacing the road.

It could take several days for the road to reopen.

Drivers should use alternative routes to avoid delays.

In a similar situation, a water main break on June 12 created a large sinkhole in the middle of York Road in Timonium.

York Road Reopens After Crews Repair Large Sinkhole

It took crews over 24 hours to fix the hole and reopen the road.

Work on the water main in the area is part of a larger project to increase capacity due to growth in Baltimore County.

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