Car falls into sinkhole in Rodgers Forge

A car fell into a sinkhole caused by a break in a Rodgers Forge water main Monday morning, the Baltimore Department of Public Works said.

It's not yet clear what caused the 8-inch main in the 100 block of Dumbarton Road to break, a public works spokesman said.


Photographs showed the car stuck nose-down in the water-filled hole at an angle with its rear right tire in the air. No injuries were reported.

The Department of Public Works announced on social media at 3:07 p.m. that the main had been repaired.


Because the water contains sediment, affected customers should run their water until it is clear, city public works spokesman Kurt Kocher said. The cause of the break was still unknown as of Monday afternoon, Kocher said.

The 100 block of Dumbarton was closed much of Monday. The road was being backfilled with stone and was expected to open to traffic sometime Monday evening. The road paving could be done sometime Tuesday afternoon, officials said, depending on weather.

The Baltimore Department of Public Works serves both the city and Baltimore County. City residents with DPW emergencies should call 311; those in the county should call 410-396-5352.

Baltimore Sun Media Group reporter Rachael Pacella contributed to this article.