Some roads in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, were closed Saturday afternoon when a water main break flooded several city streets.
Montgomery County police advised anyone traveling in the area to watch for traffic control direction around Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road, which is where the break occurred.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission told WTOP that the break in the 36-inch pipe occurred around noon, and initially estimated repair time at several hours. At 6 a.m. Sunday, WSSC tweeted that the main had been patched and crews were working to restore the roadway.
Crews continue the emergency water main repairs in Silver Spring. The damaged piece of 36-inch in diameter pipe has been cut and taken out to prepare for a new section of pipe. Not an easy job, but crews are making progress. Still several hours until final repairs are complete. pic.twitter.com/YXtoZsD1cT
— WSSC Water (@WSSCWaterNews) August 8, 2021
The WTOP Traffic Center reports Wayne Avenue remains closed between Colesville Road and Md. Route 97/Georgia Avenue as of Sunday morning. For the latest road and traffic conditions, see WTOP’s traffic page or listen to updates every 10 minutes online or on the air at 103.5 FM.
WTOP’s Thomas Robertson contributed to this report.