A 24" water main break caused a sink hole on York Road near Padonia Road. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun video)
All lanes on York Road in Cockeysville have been reopened after a water main break caused a portion of it to collapse Wednesday, Baltimore County officials said.
T.J. Smith, a spokesman for the county executive’s office, tweeted early Thursday morning that crews worked “around the clock” to get the road open.
The closure lasted most of the day and into the early morning along York Road between Padonia Road and Roosevelt Street. The roads were closed in both directions, and drivers were being detoured onto Padonia Road by the The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.
Baltimore Gas and Electric crews were on scene early Wednesday morning to work with local authorities to address necessary repairs caused by the damaged road, officials said in a statement. Utility crews discovered and have temporarily plugged a small leak in a 4-inch gas main close to the sinkhole, said spokesman Nick Alexopulos. BGE crews are working to replace a 2-foot section of the main to repair the leak.
Smith said in a tweet that an extensive restoration will be required for the area. Steel plates will also cover the excavation going forward.
Some area businesses lost water service, but Smith said by Wednesday night it had been restored. Alexopulos said no BGE customers lost services as a result of the collapse.