Ellicott City water main break floods portion of Main Street

- A water main break flooded parts of Main Street in Ellicott City Wednesday morning.

The break happened around 5 a.m. on Main Street between Rogers Avenue and Klein Avenue. Utility crews have shut off the water but the section of roadway remains closed indefinitely while repairs are made. Aerial images from SkyFox show a large sinkhole that opened, swallowing a vehicle that was parked along the curb.

In July of last year, a catastrophic storm ripped through Ellicott City, shattering glass windows, swallowing cars, demolishing structures and devouring their foundations. Antique shops, restaurants, a toy store and a bar were all damaged.

The storm claimed the lives of two visitors, Jessica Watsula and Joseph Blevins, whose cars were swept into the Patapsco River's raging waters. Video captured from the flood showed men forming a human chain to rescue a woman inside her car as it was being swept away in rushing flood water.

The rebuilding process left many businesses closed for several months.

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