Water Main Break Slows Traffic

Water Main Break Slows Traffic
January 4, 2013, 3:02 pm
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A water main break Wednesday evening caused commuters traffic-induced headaches for much of Thursday.

The break occurred on Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase at Dorset Avenue.

The 8-inch water main break was shut down around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. The pipe was repaired by about 11:45 a.m. Thursday, but two of the three southbound lanes on Wisconsin remained closed for road repairs until about 4:30 p.m., slowing drivers heading into D.C. throughout the day.

Crews returned to make permanent repairs to the road Friday after the morning rush. They expected to leave before the evening rush.


Photo Credit: Tony Tull