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Water main break in Catonsville causes outages for hundreds of residents, closes UMBC

Water main break in Catonsville causes outages for hundreds of residents, closes UMBC

A water main break in the Catonsville area has caused outages for hundreds of residents and forced the closure of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The break occurred on a 16-inch water main near Wilkens Avenue and Interstate 695 broke, the Baltimore Department of Public Works said.

The UMBC campus was originally operating on a delayed opening, but it will remain closed until water is restored, the school tweeted.

Dinah Winnick, a spokeswoman for the university, said in an email the outage was caused by a water main break, which affected other areas in the county.

“We hope that it will be repaired by this afternoon,” she...

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