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Water main brake causes damage to city street

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 16:35:39-05

A water main break caused serious damage to a street in the 3600 block Keystone Ave. Friday.

According to the Baltimore Department of Public Works, the brake may have been related to a fire in the area.

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Officials said a hydrant being shut down too quickly could have caused a "hammer" effect in the line.

Crews ensured residents they would restore water service as soon as possible. The road will have to be repaired.

 

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