Utility crews continue to repair a water main break that occurred in Sykesville Thursday morning.
The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities was notified this morning of a water main break on Oklahoma Avenue new Near Norris Avenue.
As of 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a contractor on site was replacing an isolation valve needed to stop water from flowing from the leaking pipe according to a news release. Once the isolation valve is installed, the contractor will find and repair the leak.
Water service to 17 residences in the immediate area has been interrupted.
Once service is restored, residents may experience cloudy water lasting up to an hour. Turning the tap on and running water for several minutes will clear the lines.
Residents should avoid using high water volume appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, etc., during periods of cloudy water or low pressure according to the news release.