Pigtown water main break

A water main break at 1200 Washington Blvd. caused homes to be evacuated and about 16 people were displaced. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / December 28, 2013)

A 20-inch water main that broke on Sunday in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore was repaired early Tuesday morning, according to the city Department of Public Works.

Sixteen residents were evacuated and 10 basements flooded when the main broke Sunday evening in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd. About 200 homes, a school and several businesses lost water service., which has now been restored.

DPW said roads will remain closed in the area for a portion of the day Tuesday for repaving. Washington Boulevard was closed in both directions between West Cross and Carey streets, as was about a block of Ostend Street near the intersection of Ostend and Washington.

Residents who have had their water restored are advised to let their taps run until the water does not appear cloudy.

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