Rockville Pike lanes reopen after water main break

Traffic is jammed on the southbound Rockville Pike after a water main break. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Traffic is jammed on the southbound Rockville Pike after a water main break. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
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Traffic is jammed on the southbound Rockville Pike after a water main break. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)

WASHINGTON — A 16-inch water main has been repaired after its break caused traffic delays through Wednesday afternoon.

The water main was fixed around 2 p.m. after it broke Wednesday morning in the 9100 block of Rockville Pike near Cedar Lane, just north of Walter Reed and the National Institutes of Health.

The break caused Rockville Pike lanes to be closed through the afternoon. By Wednesday afternoon all northbound lanes reopened and one southbound lane had traffic moving. All southbound lanes are expected to reopen later Wednesday night, said a Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission spokesperson.

Earlier in the day, Lynn Riggins, a spokeswoman for WSSC, told drivers to avoid the area.

February 25, 2024 | Rockville Pike water main break snarls traffic (WTOP's Nick Iannelli)

At one point, more than 100 customers are without water.

Below is a map of the location of the water main break.

WTOP’s Sarah Beth Hensley contributed to this report.

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