The damage is due to a sinkhole in the area.
Frederick, Md. (KM) – The City of Frederick says it continues to make repairs to a damaged waterline due to a sinkhole which opened up close to Monocacy Boulevard.
The roadway is closed between the Interstate 70 ramp to East South Street, and will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time. A detour has been set up.
The City’s Public Works Department says several businesses in the area will not have water, including Royal Farms, the Patriot East Business Center and the businesses along Tilco Drive. No time has been established for when water service will be restored.
Officials also say due to the water line break, businesses and residents all across Frederick may be experiencing brown water. If you are experiencing brown water, you’re urged to run cold water for about 15-minutes at a time. It’s expected to take 12 hours for the water to clear up. If your water does not clear up after 12-hours, you’re asked to contact the City of Frederick Department of Public Works at 301-600-1160.
By Kevin McManus