NOT AGAIN: All lanes of East West Highway reopened after water main break
BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated at 6:29 p.m. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) said crews worked Tuesday to repair a water main break in the 4100 block of East West Highway. At approximately noon, WSSC said water in the area was shut off and affected customers could be without water for up to six hours. A WSSC spokesperson said eight customers were affected.
From pictures and from WSSC’s service alerts, this appears to be the same area where a 10-inch water main was repaired twice over a two-day period in February. While speaking with WSSC today, a spokesperson was unable to confirm it was the same pipe.
Hyattsville resident Elizabeth Pfaffenroth, whose water was shut off for two long periods because of the February breaks, was without water for approximately five hours today.
According to Pfaffenroth, the left two lanes of westbound East West Highway were closed around noon. As of 4:45 p.m., WSSC said crews finished repairs and were backfilling the road. By 5:30 p.m., the work was completed and the road is reopened, Pfaffenroth said.