Md. water main break flings concrete into air

WASHINGTON – A water main break threw chunks of cement into the air and has left six homes without water in Fort Washington.

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission reports that a valve feeding into a fire hydrant near Gable Lane and Swan Creek Road failed just after 6:30 a.m. Monday, causing a break and a geyser of water that broke through cement.

Crews shut off the water and expect repairs to be done by the mid-afternoon.

A car was damaged by the flying cement; WSSC says it’ll cover the cost of the repairs.

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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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