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Baltimore Suburb Flooded After Break in 72-Inch Main

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Part of Dundalk, MD - outside of Baltimore - is underwater tonight, after a 72-inch water main ruptured earlier this afternoon.

A spokesman for Baltimore County police says the flooding covered about 72 square blocks. Television reports showed water knee to chest deep in some places. Police sent swiftwater rescue crews to the scene -- and some residents took boats to higher ground. But no serious injuries were reported.

Crews turned off the flow to the broken main at around 6:30 - and are working to turn off secondary valves. A spokesman for Governor Martin O'Malley says the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the situation and will assist in cleanup.

Rebecca Blatt has the details...

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