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An 8-inch water main broke on Larchmont Avenue in Capitol Heights. WSSC crews say the pipe is 83 years old. (WSSC/@WSSCWaterNews)

Broken Water Main Buckles Road, Floods Homes in Capitol Heights

An overnight water main break in Capitol Heights has buckled a section of Larchmont Avenue and flooded homes a few blocks down away.

08/15/2014

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

MetroBus Stranded On Crumbled Road After Water Main Break

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.

05/23/2014

George Washington University Hospital in D.C. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Low Temps Lead to Burst Pipes at D.C. Hospital, Reagan Airport

Flooding caused by leaking pipes affected by the extreme cold disrupted operations at a D.C.-area hospital and airport.

01/07/2014

A broken water main is snarling traffic near Dupont Circle. (credit: Jim MacKay/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Water Main Break Closes Connecticut Ave. In Northwest D.C.

A 12-inch water main break has shut down portions of Connecticut Avenue in Northwest and will impact drivers through at least the morning commute.

12/17/2013

File photo of a college classroom. (credit:  JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

NOVA Annandale Campus Closed Due To Water Main Break

The Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College will be closed Thursday.

12/05/2013

Road Closed

Water Main Breaks in Gaithersburg, Northeast D.C.

Separate water main breaks are causing flooded roadways in northeast Washington and Montgomery County.

12/02/2013

Credit: WNEW's Kevin Patrick

Fairfax County Water Main Break Soaks Nearby Homes

Authorities say a broken water main in Fairfax County in shot water at least 40 feet into the air, soaking nearby homes.

10/25/2013

Picture of the burst water main on 17th St NW. Rubble covering the hole.

Water Main Break Leaves Customers Without Water in College Park

A water main break has left as many as twenty customers without water in College Park.

07/20/2013

Rubble and debris clutter a crippled roadway following a massive water main break in Chevy Chase. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Extreme Water Outage Reminds Region: The Pipes Are Problematic

The large water pipes buried throughout the Maryland suburbs were installed more than 30 years ago, when industry standards weren’t as strict, and are now considered some of the most problematic in the country.

07/17/2013

Rubble and debris clutter a crippled roadway following a massive water main break in Chevy Chase. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Pipes Could Be a Problem in Md.

The large water pipes buried throughout the Maryland suburbs were installed more than 30 years ago, when industry standards weren’t as strict, and are now considered some of the most problematic in the country.

06/24/2013

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