Belmont Elementary Closed Because of Water Main Break

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UPDATED Belmont Elementary School was closed on Monday because of a 16-inch water main break in the Brookeville-Olney area.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Spokesperson Ayoka Blandford said the break on Olney Mill Road was reported at 6:23 a.m. on Monday morning. Blandford said crews were on site and shut off the water at 7:40 a.m. today.

According to Blandford, 51 customers and the school are impacted by the break.

Repairs were taking longer than usual because the main is located near a gas line. Blandford said typically a break of this size is repaired within four to six hours.

Water service was restored around 10:30 p.m. on Monday night.

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