Georgia Avenue Reopens Following Water Main Break (PHOTOS)

UPDATED: All lanes of Georgia are open according to WSSC.

The southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue are still closed this afternoon as crews repair damage to the roadway caused when a major water main broke Wednesday afternoon.

PHOTO |WSSC

PHOTO |WSSC

According to Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Spokesperson Jerry Irvine, the break in the 16-inch pipe has been repaired and customer water service has been restored. Irvine said the pipe was 68 years old and the age of it could be a factor in why it ruptured. The break occurred about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and more than 2.5 million gallons of water spilled out onto the road and nearby properties. The water forced one family of three adults and three children to be displaced from their home, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Irvine said he believes Georgia Avenue will be open in both directions for the evening rush hour. Photos taken earlier today:


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