Recent sink holes and water main breaks on city streets have brought issues related to Baltimore's aging infrastructure to the forefront. See full coverage here.
2:59 PM PST, February 4, 2014
Outside her Parkside home on Tuesday afternoon, Myra Mickey watched as a Baltimore public works employee labored several feet below her street to repair a broken water main.
5:31 PM PST, January 28, 2014
A water main break in Baltimore has closed the Penn-North metro station.
4:02 PM PST, February 4, 2014
7:11 AM PST, February 1, 2014
The Baltimore Department of Public works said crews are fixing more than a dozen water main breaks around the city amid record-breaking cold this winter.
3:50 PM PST, January 30, 2014
A water main break has closed westbound Cold Spring Lane near the ramp for Interstate 83.
5:09 AM PST, January 9, 2014
More than 300 homes and businesses were without water in the Fells Point area Wednesday night after crews were forced to shut off service to repair a ruptured water line.
6:17 AM PST, January 8, 2014
Hampden merchants are becoming increasingly angry as they wait for the Department of Public Works to finish water and sewer line repair projects on Falls Road.
1:20 PM PDT, October 24, 2013
An 8-inch water main break is affecting homes in several residential blocks in North Baltimore on Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Department of Public Works.
6:46 AM PDT, October 9, 2013
A massive water main break in Parkville forced authorities to close a major road.
6:08 AM PDT, July 24, 2013
A pair of water main breaks in the southeast portion of Baltimore County have knocked out water service to nearly 200 people.
9:02 PM PDT, July 22, 2013
Customers in four zip codes affected as public works tries to restore service.
4:28 AM PST, February 28, 2013
Bad roads and congestion cost Baltimore-area drivers nearly $1,800 a year in lost time, vehicle repairs and wasted gas, according to a study released Thursday by TRIP, a national transportation industry group.
5:28 PM PST, February 17, 2013
City seeks flexibility from federal regulators, help from counties.
5:37 AM PST, February 21, 2013
Crews are fixing leaking water main.
12:31 PM PST, February 4, 2013
A water main break in the Canton Industrial Park caused geysers of water to shoot into the air and part of Newkirk Street to collapse Saturday night.
6:41 AM PST, January 10, 2013
Traffic in the Ruxton area of Baltimore County was disrupted on Thursday morning because of a water main problem, State Highway Administration officials said.
5:11 PM PST, December 19, 2012
City improves underground utilities, street and sidewalks.
1:51 PM PST, November 16, 2012
Madison Street reopened to traffic about 3 p.m. Friday, four days after a 30-inch pipe ruptured, causing parts of the roadway to buckle and sending water gushing down Guilford Avenue as well as the Fallsway. Businesses and institutions in a 12- to 14-block area either lost water altogether or saw pressure drop, including Mercy Medical Center, Our Daily Bread and Center Stage.
5:14 PM PST, November 12, 2012
Fracture is one of several this month in Baltimore City.
8:14 PM PST, November 12, 2012
For the second time in five days, the city is dealing with a water main break that is disrupting service, snarling traffic and shedding light on Baltimore's aging infrastructure.
4:49 PM PST, November 12, 2012
Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sarah Weber walked out of Binkert's Meat Products in Essex and locked the door behind her — an early departure for the third-generation sausage and deli meats producer.
5:50 PM PST, November 8, 2012
After a day in which they temporarily became waterfront businesses, shops and cafes on North Charles Street began reopening Thursday, when the river created by a massive water main break at 20th Street receded.
8:34 AM PST, November 8, 2012
Commuters north of downtown will see major traffic disruptions Thursday, as Baltimore deals with another problem with its aging water infrastructure — this time the failure of a 90-year-old main that closed the intersection of North Charles Street and North Avenue.
5:05 PM PST, November 8, 2012
A large water main break Wednesday flooded the Charles North neighborhood.
4:32 PM PDT, November 2, 2012
City public works crews repaired a water main break on East Cold Spring Lane, and were repairing a second on York Road, expecting to restore water service to 43 residences Friday night.
6:19 PM PDT, August 26, 2012
Heavy rains that lashed central Maryland on Sunday forced a portion of East Monument Street to be evacuated after a large sinkhole in the road reopened and expanded, according to a city public works spokesman.
6:25 AM PDT, August 15, 2012
A broken 10-inch-wide water main in Southwest Baltimore caused a sinkhole to open on Frederick Avenue near its intersection with East Lynne Avenue late Tuesday night, according to city officials.
11:44 AM PDT, August 14, 2012
A 10-inch water main broke Tuesday during repairs to the two-block stretch of Light Street downtown that has been closed to traffic since a larger pipe erupted there July 16.
11:59 AM PDT, August 13, 2012
Baltimore's Department of Public Works has set Aug. 20 as the tentative date to reopen a two block stretch of Light Street in downtown Baltimore, an area that has been closed to vehicles for repairs since a 20-inch water main broke on July 16.
5:16 PM PDT, July 31, 2012
Services restored after blockage in apartment building's internal water system caused lack of water, air conditioning.
12:14 PM PDT, July 27, 2012
Power could remain out for weeks, BGE spokesman says.
5:22 PM PDT, July 25, 2012
Damage to large 1930 storm-drainage culvert likely cause; schedule for repairs unclear.
4:21 AM PDT, July 26, 2012
A 10-foot by 2-foot sink hole that is possibly 20-foot deep opened on Monument Street east of Patterson Park Avenue closing traffic and businesses in the area.
5:47 PM PDT, July 19, 2012
Light Street failure offers look into vast network that serves 1.8 million customers.
7:45 PM PDT, July 16, 2012
Commuters to Baltimore are likely to face heavy traffic and major delays Tuesday, after a large water main break downtown buckled the surface of Light Street and sent water gushing through Lombard and Pratt streets.
9:10 AM PDT, July 17, 2012
A sink hole was created by a water main break at Light and Lombard streets.
7:09 PM PDT, July 17, 2012
Pipes date to 1889 and 1914, and were previously assessed as 'high risk'.
2:12 PM PDT, July 21, 2012
More than 60 miles of lines deemed at high risk of breaking.
3:57 PM PDT, July 9, 2012
Public works officials ask 1.8 million area residents to conserve water.
5:58 AM PDT, July 26, 2012
See images of a water main break that flooded a large section of Dundalk in 2009.