The University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus, located between Arbutus and Catonsville, will reopen Wednesday after canceling classes and closing for the day because of a water outage, campus officials said Tuesday afternoon.
The school had initially said around 5:50 a.m. that campus would open at noon because of an off-campus water main break. Just after 10:15 the school announced that it would be closed all day. The water main break is on Wilkens Avenue between Rolling and Hilltop roads.
Just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, UMBC officials said on Twitter that water was being restored to the campus and that the school will reopen Wednesday; Tuesday evening classes remained canceled for the day.
The first day of classes at UMBC was Aug. 28. About 4,000 students live on campus, according to the school’s office of residential life.
The campus does “prepare for this kind of situation,” university spokeswoman Dinah Winnick said.
Cases of bottled water have been delivered to on-campus residence halls and apartments, and one campus dining hall, True Grits, is able to operate for the rest of Tuesday, Winnick said.
Portable outdoor restrooms have also been placed on campus for resident students.