Charles Street reopened after water main break

A stretch of Charles Street that was damaged and closed after a 90-year-old water main broke beneath it and sent torrents of water downhill two weeks ago was reopened Wednesday night, according to Baltimore's Department of Public Works.

The stretch reopened — "just in time for holiday travel," the city said — about 8:20 p.m., after being closed between W. North Avenue and W. 21st Street in the city's Charles North neighborhood Nov. 7.

All sidewalks, road surfaces and utilities on the street damaged by the break are also fixed, the department said.

A section of W. 20th Street, between Maryland Avenue and St. Paul Street, that was also closed by the water main break will remain closed, likely for another week, as crews continue utility work, the department said.

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