Crews are responding to the scene of a Monday morning water main break in Essex.
The Department of Public Works reports that an eight-inch water main has broken in the 700 block of Seawall Road (21221).
Approximately fifty residents and one fire hydrant are currently without service.
There has been no ETA on repairs.
Motorists should use caution in the area.
On Wednesday, the Department of Public Works provided an update on the Joppa Road water line replacement project.
In August, DPW began replacing 7,000 feet of water pipe along Joppa Road in Carney/Perry Hall between Walther Boulevard and Belair Road.
Officials now say the project is 65 percent complete and that work should wrap up by late summer 2018.
The $3 million project will ensure water quality and improve service to residents in Carney and Perry Hall.
UPDATE: The Department of Public Works has provided an update on this project – click here for details.
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Crews will begin replacing more than a mile of old water line along Joppa Road, between Walther Boulevard and Belair Road, this month.
The $3 million project, which will ensure water quality and improve service, should be completed by the end of 2018.
During construction, the county’s contractor may occasionally interrupt water service in order to make emergency repairs.
When possible, residents will be given forty-eight hour notice.
Construction work may also impact traffic, as lanes may be temporarily diverted, but the road will not be closed.
Construction crews will be on site from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Some additional work may be scheduled for weekends.
Motorists along Interstate 95 may notice some traffic interruptions this week, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
The MDTA says that there will be periodic, five-minutes “traffic drags,” or stoppages, on I-95 near the Joppa Road exit between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
During the time, BGE will be performing utility work along the highway.
Motorists should plan accordingly.