***TRAFFIC ADVISORY*** SILVER HILL ROAD REOPENED FOLLOWING WATER MAIN BREAK
Paving completed on roadway in Suitland Updated: 10:30 p.m., Friday, November 21
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – November 21, 2014: The eastbound lanes of Silver Hill Road in Suitland have been re-opened following repairs to a 14” water main break on Wednesday evening. The rupture of the 71 year-old cast iron pipe caused significant damage to the highly trafficked, three lane road near Suitland High School.
Water service returned to businesses around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, but Silver Hill Road between Royal Plaza Drive and Brooks Drive remained closed while contractors repaved the roadway. The break undermined a significant stretch of Silver Hill Road, requiring additional resources to repave and return the thoroughfare to normal service.
WSSC appreciates the patience of our customers and all the commuters affected by the water main break and traffic consequences. The Commission is committed to infrastructure renewal and is currently replacing 55 miles per year of water main.
WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.