Chevy Chase Water Main Repairs Continue — Two of three northbound Connecticut Avenue lanes are now open as WSSC crews continue work on replacing the broken section of five-foot transmission line that broke on Monday night. Mandatory water restrictions continue. The left lane of northbound Connecticut Avenue remains closed between Dunlop Street and Manor Road. [WSSC]
WSSC Says It Did Receive Warning Of Pipe Break, But Too Late — Fiber-optic cables installed in the Chevy Chase Lake Drive pipe did detect a break was about to occur, but on Monday night just after the pipe had burst. It could be months before a full forensic investigation determines what caused the break and why the sensor did not send alerts before the break. [Washington Post]
House Vote On Transportation Bill Likely Coming Today Or Tomorrow — In a session on the bill on Wednesday, supporters of a gas tax hike turned back a number of referendums from opponents. The bill as originally proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) would raise an estimated $3.4 billion for transportation over the next five years. [Baltimore Sun]
Literary Luncheon Series At Strathmore — Today’s event is the third in a series of four lunch and author speaking events from the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County. At 11:30 a.m., author Bob Deans will discuss his book, “The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James.” The event takes place at the Strathmore Mansion (10701 Rockville Pike). [Friends of the Library, Montgomery County]
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