Thursday, May 9, 2013
The early morning break has caused some issues for 20 Riverdale Park residents.
WSSC is looking into why a water main broke early Thursday morning in Riverdale Park. According to officials, an 8-inch water main broke in the 5900 block of Taylor Road around 3 a.m. The road has been closed off between Oglethorpe and Nicholson streets. Currently, WSSC has turned off valves near the break to "evaluate the extent of the problem." Officials report that only 20 residents are affected by the break. It could take up to 8 hours to fix the issue, but the road could be closed for at least 24 hours, they reported to Mayor Vernon Archer. If service is not restored within 8 hours, WSSC will notify customers, or residents can call WSSC at 301-206-4002, to inquire about status of repairs.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Water restrictions necessitated by a massive water main break in Chevy Chase on Monday, March 18, were lifted at about 6 p.m. Saturday.
Mandatory water restrictions necessitated by a massive water main break in Chevy Chase Monday were lifted at around 6 p.m. on Saturday, according to a Montgomery County email alert. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission lifted the water restrictions—which asked residents of Montgomery and Prince George's counties to reduce water consumption by 10 percent—following the completion of repair work to the broken 60-inch-in-diameter main. The restrictions were in place for four and a half days. The ruptured main is back in service, "but restoration of the area, including roadway, sidewalk, removal of damaged trees and work on the stream bed near the break, will take weeks," the alert reported. The additional work will require the right-…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
WSSC crews determined that the pipe that broke was a 60-inch water transmission pipe connected to a 54-inch line—not a 54-inch pipe, as originally reported.
Update, 1 p.m., Thursday, March 21: Repairs to the 60-inch water main that burst Monday night in Chevy Chase continued on Thursday. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission crews removed the damaged 20-foot section of the pipe and are working to weld a new section in place, according to a WSSC statement issued at noon Thursday. "Once repairs to the pipe are complete later this afternoon it will take several more days for the work to conclude," the statement read. Only the right-hand northbound lane of Connecticut Avenue between Dunlop Street and Manor Road in Chevy Chase Lake remained closed Thursday. Mandatory water restrictions continued Thursday for Montgomery and Prince George's counties. "There is evidence that [water] consumption is …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The 5500 block of Kenilworth Avenue was closed this morning due to a water main break.
UPDATE, 1:35 p.m.: All lanes are now open, according to the Prince George's County Police Department. UPDATE, 12:50 p.m.: The 5500 block of Kenilworth Avenue between Riverdale Road and Jefferson street is closed in both directions, according to county officials. Utility crews are on the scene and anticipate working on the repair throughout the day. Drivers should find an alternate route. Original Story: The southbound 5500 block of Kenilworth Avenue between Riverdale Road and Jefferson Street was closed Thursday morning because of a water main break, according to Riverdale Park town officials. And alert sent out by the Riverdale Park Police Department advised that the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was on the scene of the…