Water main break limits Amtrak service

April 29, 2009 2:18:04 PM PDT
Baltimore Public Works crews have turned off a broken water main that's stopped most Amtrak and MARC service between Baltimore and Washington. Amtrak has been moving some trains between Baltimore and Washington after a Wednesday morning water main break north of the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport station halted service.

However, Public Works spokesman Kurt Kocher said Wednesday that major delays are expected for trains south of Baltimore until sometime Friday while the 36-inch pipe is replaced Thursday. Kocher says this type of main installed in the 1970s is notorious for defects.

Southwest Baltimore County, Howard County and southwest Baltimore residents are being asked to conserve water.

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