December 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: WSSC Crews Repair Water Main Break in Wheaton

UPDATED Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews repaired a 6-inch water main break in Wheaton on Dec. 19. The break occurred at Ennals Avenue and Grandview Avenue on Monday morning. WSSC spokesperson Luis Maya said the break involved a 70-year-old pipe. Maya said 17 customers, mostly commercial businesses in the adjacent shopping plaza, were impacted […]

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December 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Water Damage Delays Opening of Little Falls Library in Bethesda

The reopening of the Little Falls Library in Bethesda has been delayed because of water damage. That’s the word from Montgomery County officials who said the library was damaged after a 4-inch, fire-main pipe broke this week flooding the mechanical room and the lower level. The library, located at 5501 Massachusetts Avenue, was scheduled to […]

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October 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: WSSC Fixes Broken Main, Water Service Restored

UPDATED Oct. 15, 7:40 a.m. WSSC reports all road repairs will be complete by 8 a.m. on Thursday. Traffic Update: By 8 AM all SB lanes Rockvilke Pike at Cedar Lane will be open. All NB are open now. Thx for patience we know it was trying. — WSSC Water News (@WSSCWaterNews) October 15, 2015 […]

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October 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

Water Main Break Closes Rockville Pike at Rush Hour

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews are responding to a 16-inch water main break on West Cedar Lane and Rockville Pike and traffic is backed up at rush hour because of lane closures. The northbound lanes of Rockville Pike are closed at Jones Bridge and Pooks Hill Roads, according to Montgomery County Police. WSSC officials […]

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May 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Flooding Closes Flora Singer Elementary School Today

UPDATED Montgomery County Public Schools officials have announced that Flora Singer Elementary School in Silver Spring is closed today because of a flooding issue in the building. “The principal has been focused this morning on making sure that parents are notified as quickly as possible,” said Dana Tofig, MCPS spokesperson, in an email. “It appears, […]

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April 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Rescue Dog in Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

UPDATED April 19 It took over seven hours but Montgomery County firefighters have successfully rescued a small dog from a a six-inch pipe  that was buried about 12′ below ground, according to a Montgomery County fire official. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the call for help came in from the Pomeranian’s owner around 6:30 p.m. […]

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Water Main Break in Bethesda

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) crews repaired a water main break in Bethesda late Tuesday afternoon. According to WSSC officials, the break occurred in a 16-inch pipe on Bradley Boulevard and 25 customers were impacted. Officials noted the pipe was 52-years-old. Bradley Boulevard was closed between Kentsdale Drive and Seven Locks Road because of the […]

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May 14, 2014 | Staff Writer

WSSC’s Bi-County Tunnel Tour in Kensington

WSSC’s bi-county tunnel tour took place on May 14 in Kensington. A construction crane lowered visitors in a secured cage down the 160-foot shaft into the 5.3 mile-long tunnel. Follow Valerie Bonk’s updates on Twitter. And we’re out of the tunnel! More than 100 million gallons of water will flow through the bi-county water tunnel […]

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