DPW Working to Restore Water After Steam Explosion in Downtown Baltimore
Sunday May 14th, 2023
This evening, while BGE crews worked to install a gas line in the 400 Block of W. Pratt Street, a water main line was struck, causing an immense amount of water to spill into the street. Once DPW was notified and while waiting for their arrival, a steam explosion occurred, causing gravel and pieces of the roadway to explode. Four people were injured; three people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries; and one refused treatment.
Water services are interrupted at the Marriott Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore.
The following roads will be closed until further notice:
- Pratt Street between Greene and Howard Street
- Eutaw Street between Pratt and Lombard Street
Detour in place:
- Martin Luther King Boulevard as the primary detour
- Paca will remain open for Northbound Traffic