Emergency sewer repairs underway in Frederick County | WDVM25 & DCW50

Maryland Department of Environment officials have been notified.

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced two new grant opportunities for childcare providers and food service providers.

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) – An emergency sewer line repair is underway on Tuesday evening, while crews were doing routine maintenance when the pressure pipe ruptured.

According to a press release sent by the county, the rupture in the 30-inch pipeline was discovered after 6:30 p.m. County officials will work through the night to remove the pipe and stop the sewer leak.

The wastewater is expected to reach the Monocacy River and then the Potomac River. The amount of waste water that escaped is unknown.

The line will impact residents in the Urbana and Ijamsville areas and the works are expected to take several hours.

Maryland Department of Environment officials have been notified.

WDVM 25 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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