Water Main Break Closes Portion of Wisconsin Avenue

This just in from the Montgomery County Police Department: a water main break has closed all southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue between Woodmont Avenue and Battery Lane.

Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Woodmont Avenue and can rejoin Route 355 at Battery Lane Road. Police said the closure is expected to continue through the evening rush hour.

Jerry Irvine, spokesperson for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), said the break involves an 8-inch water main that is 89-years-old.

Irvine is on his way to the scene where repairs are currently underway and said he would provide more details when they become available.

WSSC is reporting on its Twitter account that the Potomac River has hit a new low for the season: 33.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold weather is believed to be responsible for a spike in water main breaks locally today.


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Sonya Burke

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