Water Pipe Mishap Causes Flooding, Backups Near Eastbound Shady Grove Road

On Friday afternoon, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was working on a 36-inch main pipe, when a valve came loose, causing water to flood onto Eastbound Shady Grove Road between Gaither Road and Route 355 Frederick Rock.

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the incident occurred in the area of the Red Roof Inn in Rockville. Piringer described the incident as a “water main break,” but a spokesperson for WSSC said officials determined that it wasn’t technically a water main break. Rather, a valve wasn’t closed properly and came loose causing the flooding.

The incident caused a traffic backup at around 2 p.m., but the water has since been cleaned up.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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