BALTIMORE — Amid a prolonged spate of low temperatures, Baltimore has recorded nearly 30 water main breaks.
News outlets report a portion of the roadway in Upper Fells Point has frozen over as a result of a leak, reported Saturday and not fixed as of late Monday.
Department of Public Works spokeswoman Jennifer Combs said Monday night that workers were tackling the repairs to around 28 breaks in Baltimore City and Baltimore County in order of severity. She said the cold snap exacerbated an already stressed infrastructure.
Combs says the department is only responsible for outdoor water lines up to and including the meter. Homeowners are responsible for water lines leading from the meter to the residence.