UPDATE: Water Main Break on Rockville Pike Partially Closes Northbound and Southbound Lanes

WSSC Encourages Commuters to Avoid Area and Use Alternate Route for A.M. Commute

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – October 13, 2015 – WSSC continues working to repair a broken 16-inch water main on Rockville Pike (Rt. 355) and Cedar Lane near the National Institute of Health in Bethesda. The 74-year old cast iron pipe broke on Tuesday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. Approximately 250 customers are currently without water while repairs are made to the water main.
At this time only one northbound lane and two southbound lanes between Cedar Lane and Pooks Hill Rd. on Rockville Pike (Rt. 355) are open to traffic. Repairs are expected to last into the morning commute. WSSC strongly encourages commuters to use alternate routes and if possible avoid the area.
Once repairs are completed, water service will be restored to customers and WSSC will continue coordinating with the Maryland State Highway Administration to asses and repave the road. WSSC will provide updates regarding the road closures after the water main repair in the morning.
WSSC will set up a water station for customers shortly at the Boy Scouts of America at 9190 Rockville Pike. Follow us on Twitter @WSSCWaterNews and on Facebook at WSSC Water.
As always, we will provide updates throughout the water main and road repair process. WSSC appreciates the patience of our customers and commuters affected by the water main break.

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.

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