Repairs Ongoing at the Site of Last Week’s Baltimore Steam Pipe Explosion

Steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore

It could take more than a week to repair the site of last Tuesday’s steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore, said a Veolia North America spokeswoman.

The blast, which injured five people and sent debris through the air, left a crater on Eutaw Street, between Lombard and Pratt streets.

A Veolia crew is excavating around the area of the line break to determine what repairs are needed.

“Since crews are still evaluating the repairs required, it is too early to estimate when the street will be repaired,” said Karole Colangelo, a spokeswoman with Veolia, the company that operates Baltimore’s 15-mile network of steam pipes. “We will have a clearer picture on the timeline in the next 24-48 hours.”


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