Crews repair broken Silver Spring water main; road closures continue

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.

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.

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

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