MetroBus Stranded On Crumbled Road After Water Main Break

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A water main break caused a strip of Metzerott Road in Adelphi to wash away. (Photo from WSSC)

A water main break caused a strip of Metzerott Road in Adelphi to wash away. (Photo from WSSC)

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A street in Prince George’s County resembles a movie scene after a water main break caused parts of the road to collapse, stranding a commuter bus early Friday morning.

The 10-inch water main break was reported just after 6 a.m. in the 1800 block of Metzerott Road in Adelphi. The roadway remains closed between New Hampshire Avenue and Riggs Road.

The large overflow of water has caused the road surface to shift and separate in spots. A MetroBus became stuck in the middle of the road when the driver attempted to make a U-turn to avoid the flooded roadway, a Metro spokesperson said.

The bus, which was headed to the Fort Totten station, didn’t have any passengers on board at the time and the driver wasn’t hurt.

A tow truck removed the bus from the crumbled street, but authorities are cautioning that more of the road may shift.

WSSC says crews are at the scene working to repair the main break, but they have no estimated restoration time.

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