A six-inch water main broke in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday morning, and some nearby businesses had their water shut off for most of Tuesday as crews worked to repair the damage, officials said.

The main, at Saratoga and St. Paul streets, was repaired and water was restored by around 9:30 p.m., according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works.

The department said the water shutoff affected buildings on St. Paul from Madison Avenue to Saratoga Street and on Madison to Center Street. The Peabody Institute was also without water, DPW spokesman Kurt Kocher said. The break also disrupted traffic in the area during the day.

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