All but one westbound lane of Cold Spring Lane near the ramp for Interstate 83 that had been closed by a water main break early Thursday morning were reopened in time for the evening commute, a Baltimore Department of Transportation official said.
City workers spent all day Thursday fixing the 12-inch main break, near Falls Road, which was reported at around 6 a.m. But just as water was restored around 5:30 p.m., the main broke again, Department of Public Works spokesman Jeffrey Raymond said.
The department shut the water off again and waitied to fix the main until after the evening rush hour, Raymond said. He added that public works employees will give out water bottles to anyone in the area without water while the main is being fixed.
On Thursday, crews were working to fix three dozen other reported water main breaks around the city, according to the DPW. The record-breaking cold in January has contributed to more than 300 water main breaks and many more valve and service line breaks in the city, public works officials said on Wednesday.
Another water main break that closed N. Charles Street at E. Lafayette Avenue Thursday morning has also been fixed, and water was restored in the area, Raymond said.
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