Affected area

This map shows homes in eastern Baltimore County that could experience a disruption in water service Tuesday evening and night. (Baltimore City Department of Public Works / December 18, 2012)

A broken water main that had the potential to affect 2,600 homes and business in eastern Baltimore County has been repaired and water pressure was restored Wednesday morning, a city public works spokesman said.

Crews discovered the break in the 12-inch water main on Simmons Avenue, along a water main leading to the Colgate Water Tank in the county, about 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Kurt Kocher, a public works spokesman. The affected homes were along Eastern Avenue in the Eastwood and Colgate areas.

The repairs require the tank to be isolated, he said, and the tank provides pressure within the system.

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Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this report.