Residents of six North Hill dorms at the University of Maryland can resume normal water usage after Facilities Management cleared a sewage blockage near Turner Hall, according to a residential facilities notification released Thursday evening.

Around 3 p.m., Facilities Management sent a notification advising students in six dorms to avoid using sinks, toilets, showers and laundry facilities in their buildings. The affected dorms were Anne Arundel, Dorchester, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Queen Anne’s and Worcester halls.

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Facilities Management advised residents to use alternate restroom options in the Stamp Student Union and South Campus Dining Hall until the backup is repaired. Alternate shower facilities will be available in the Ritchie Coliseum and Eppley Recreation Center, the notification said.

Students were also advised to avoid using the restroom in buildings on McKeldin Mall, as most were under this same water usage advisory.

Facilities Management declined to give any additional information over the phone.

This story has been updated.