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Water Main Break to Cause Morning Traffic Delays in Kensington

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Crews work to repair a water main break. (credit: WSSC)

Crews work to repair a water main break. (credit: WSSC)

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KENSINGTON, Md. (CBSDC) - Delays caused by a water main break in Montgomery County Monday are expected to reach into the morning commute Tuesday as crews continue to make repairs.

As of 8 p.m. Monday, the southbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue between Knowles Ave. and Saul Road in Kensington were still closed due to water main break repairs at the corner of Franklin St.

Crews began working around 12:30 p.m. Monday to repair the 78-year-old, 8-inch water main break in the 9800 block of Connecticut Ave. and repairs are expected to carry into the evening. However, repairs to the road damaged from the break are expected to take a little longer.

With no way of estimating exactly what time the repairs would be complete, a spokesperson for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is warning drivers to prepare for delays Tuesday morning in the surrounding area.

She added that she hopes one or two of the southbound lanes of Connecticut Ave. will be ready to be opened in time for rush hour, but could not say definitively.

The age of the line paired with cold temperatures are believed to be the cause of the break.

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