Tunnel-boring machine “Chris” was lowered underground Thursday. The behemoth will spend the next two and a half years slowly chewing through more than 5 miles of earth underneath Northeast D.C. to make way for a sewer tunnel. See photos.
Crews were able finish a second set of temporary piping and pumps early Wednesday, allowing the sewage to bypass the break and be pumped right into the treatment plant.
Repairing the WSSC sewage pipe that broke Thursday is far more complex than your average water main repair.
As of Friday morning, more than three million gallons of raw sewage had flowed from the site of the broken pipe, and that number will continue to grow, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said.
Old Town Alexandria is launching an effort to capture and contain sewage that overflows into the Potomac River.
The Capital Crescent Trail now is open near Georgetown. It\’s been closed for cleanup and repairs since severe storms more than a week ago.
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