Water main break affecting 500 residences

Published 11:52 am Friday, September 14, 2018

A water main break on White Marsh Road is affecting about 500 residences in the area, according to a city press release.

The break was reported about 9:15 a.m. Friday and is affecting residents on White Marsh Road from Shingle Creek south, including Davis Boulevard and the communities of Stratford Terrace, Cypress Farms and Parker Riddick Apartments.

City spokeswoman Diana Klink said Public Works crews accidentally damaged the main while clearing debris from Shingle Creek to allow for proper storm drainage.

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An emergency water station is being set up for affected citizens at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 S. Sixth St., and will open at noon. Citizens should bring their own sanitized containers to hold water. In addition, the restroom facilities there will be open for citizens to use.

Public Utilities crews are being assisted by Public Works, and water service should be restored to the area by 6 p.m. Friday, the release states.