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Water main break in Catonsville causes outages for hundreds of residents, closes UMBC

A water main break in the Catonsville area has caused outages for hundreds of residents and forced the closure of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The break occurred on a 16-inch water main near Wilkens Avenue and Interstate 695 broke, the Baltimore Department of Public Works said.

The UMBC campus was originally operating on a delayed opening, but it will remain closed until water is restored, the school tweeted.

Dinah Winnick, a spokeswoman for the university, said in an email the outage was caused by a water main break, which affected other areas in the county.

“We hope that it will be repaired by this afternoon,” she said in an email. “The university is closed for the day.”

A contractor was working on emergency repairs, the DPW said.

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