Water was restored last night to 30 homes and an elementary school in Rosedale in Eastern Baltimore County, after a water main break Monday afternoon in the 5200 block of Hazelwood Ave., a spokesman for the city's Department of Public Works said.
While the break has been repaired and the water is flowing, traffic will continue to be detoured until the damaged roadway, near Daybreak Terrace, is replaced, said Kurt Kocher, the spokesman.
Kocher said a break in a 12-inch water main caused water to gush onto the streets and resulted in a drop in water pressure in the homes and nearby McCormick Elementary School.
The school was closed yesterday, but was expected to open today, Kocher said.
He said rocks in the sewage line, located 10 feet below the water main, and not a break, caused sewage to back up into five homes.
"How the rocks got into the sewage line is unknown," he said.