A water main break has flooded a major roadway in Silver Spring, Maryland, causing headaches for drivers on a portion of MD-410/East-West Highway.
As of 5:15 a.m., all eastbound lanes of MD-410/East-West Highway at Colesville Road were blocked due to a water main break that has flooded the roadway. The left westbound lane was blocked too.
The water main break was first reported by The WTOP Traffic Center at about 12:30 a.m.
About 400 water customers at the nearby Blair House Apartments have had their service impacted, WSSC Water spokesperson Lyn Riggins told WTOP at 9:12 a.m.
Crews are on the scene of a 16” water main break at 1400 East West Hwy Silver Spring & ready to dig. As soon as Miss U marks other utilities in area it will be safe to dig and make repairs. U can see crack in pipe. pic.twitter.com/Si092t0T9c
— WSSC Water (@WSSCWaterNews) December 12, 2020
WSSC said that water service was restored to the area shortly after 2 p.m., though some customers may still be without water or experience discolored water.
Another water main break snarled traffic on Rockville Pike in North Bethesda on Friday.
A map of the area is below:
— !!! (@citizenlowell) December 12, 2020
WTOP’s Andrea Cambron contributed to this report.