CUMBERLAND, Md. - The City of Cumberland's Water Department issued an emergency water shut down after a 24-inch water main break early Wednesday morning.
Dispatchers said two families were evacuated from their homes, and several streets in the surrounding area were closed. The City of
In the afternoon, water was restored to full pressure for residents in the area except for the two homes that were evacuated.
"The only road closed at this time is
And street crews were rushing to get everything back to normal as soon as possible.
“Street repairs and car repairs will take a little longer, they will put a temporary patch in and things should be settled back to normal through tomorrow,” said Curry.
The City is advising residents that 25 to 30 hydrants will be open for approximately one week to aid in moving air through and reducing stress on the water system due to the water main break, and work being done on the Fort Hill Reservoir.
Officials are urging residents to avoid the area.
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