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Water main breaks continue amid weekend thaw

The Baltimore Department of Public works said crews are fixing more than a dozen water main breaks around the city on Saturday amid record-breaking cold this winter.

The city said it fixed more than 300 water main breaks in January. After lengthy periods of cold, temperatures finally rose above freezing this weekend and DPW officials said the thaw "may reveal more" water main breaks and issues with water service lines. As of Saturday morning, there were 15 water main breaks, including in the 3300 and 3400 blocks of Chesterfield Avenue in Belair-Edison. There, 60 homes and a school were without water after an 8-inch main broke, DPW officials said.

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