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Columbia Pike in Arlington Closed for Water Main Break

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Crews work to repair a water main break in Arlington. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Crews work to repair a water main break in Arlington. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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ARLINGTON, Va. (CBSDC) — A water main installed during the Calvin Coolidge administration has broken and is causing traffic tie-ups in Arlington.

Columbia Pike is completely shut down between George Mason Drive and Four-Mile Run while crews work to repair the 83-year-old line.

Old pipes have a tendency to rupture during the winter season with big swings in temperature.

Crews picked up the cones surrounding the area shortly after 3 p.m. and all lanes were reopened in time for Tuesday’s evening rush.


WNEW’s Kevin Patrick contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.

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