A water main break last night on Main Street in downtown Sykesville lifted the asphalt roadway several inches, broke it in several locations and cut off water to an unknown number of businesses and homes in the Carroll County community.
A county fire board dispatcher said the break was reported at 8: 50 p.m. and that utility repair crews were on the scene. "We received about 10 calls," the dispatcher said.
L It was not immediately known when service would be restored.
Jeff Morsberger, a bartender at E. W. Beck's Pub in the 7500 block of Main St., said the break was in front of the pub and that the force of the water lifted a large portion of Main Street nearly a foot.
"The force also broke the street up in several large chunks," Morsberger said, adding that the pub's kitchen was without water as were antique shops, other businesses and residences on the street.
Pub Date: 12/15/98