East Street Closed for Emergency Water Main Repairs
East Street is closed to vehicle traffic between Prince George and Fleet streets on Monday.
East Street in downtown Annapolis is closed between Prince George and Fleet streets for emergency water main repairs until Monday afternoon.
The closure is due to a minor leak into the basement of an East Street resident, said Mike Bunker, superintendent of utilities for the city's Department of Public Works.
A four-person crew is on site, but Bunker said they do not yet know the cause of the leak.
The crew initially dug up a portion of the sidewalk to inspect a 6-inch pipe, but it wasn't leaking.
Bunker said they are in the process of digging up a portion of East Street itself to determine whether a 4-inch pipe is the culprit.
The department anticipates that section of East Street will remain closed to all traffic until 4 p.m. on Monday, but additional closures will be necessary in the coming weeks to repair the damaged sections of the road and sidewalk.