***UPDATE*** Southbound Lane Closures Continue on Connecticut Avenue Near Kensington

Roadway Closed for Repairs with One Lane Open to Traffic

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel - January 8, 2013: Two southbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue remain closed between Knowles Avenue and Saul Road in Kensington, due to roadway repairs following a water main break yesterday at the corner of Franklin Street. The far left lane is open to traffic. WSSC, in coordination with the Maryland State Highway Administration, will restore and reopen the entire section of the roadway as soon as possible.

WSSC crews repaired a broken 78-year old, 8-inch water main at the 9800 block of Connecticut Avenue yesterday evening. Water has been restored to the 18 residential customers who lost service due to the water main break.

With nearly 5,600 miles of water mains throughout its service area, WSSC appreciates notification from residents if they suspect a water main break. Residents can call 301-206-4002 or toll free 1-800-828-6439 at any time to report water or sewer emergencies in Prince George's or Montgomery counties.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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