****TRAFFIC ADVISORY**** Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville Closed For Morning Rush

WSSC Is Repairing Broken Water Main

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – July 31, 2014: Rhode Island Avenue will remain closed during the morning rush hour Friday August 1, 2014 due to a water main break at 4806 Rhode Island Avenue (Route One) in Hyattsville, MD.  The 12-inch main ruptured around 4:30 this afternoon. WSSC crews are on the scene repairing the 73 year-old pipe. 

WSSC estimates that approximately 6-million gallons of water spilled onto Rhode Island Avenue in the three hours it took for WSSC crews to stem the flow. 

WSSC hopes to be able to open the road in time for tomorrow afternoon’s rush hour. Updates will be available on Twitter @WSSCWaterNews.

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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