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8-Inch Water Main Break Floods at Least 1 Home in Prince George's County

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    Some residents in Capitol Heights, Maryland, are waking up without water. A water main broke on on Larchmont Avenue off Marlboro Pike, leaving a portion of the road buckled. News4's Derrick Ward has more on the repairs. (Published Friday, Aug. 15, 2014)

    Dozens of residents are without water and at least one home was flooded after a water main broke overnight in Prince George's County.

    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) officials say 35 residents are affected by the break on Larchmont Avenue in Capitol Heights. The 8-inch water main left a crater in the road and flooded at least one home.

    Crews shut off water to the main around 4:25 a.m. Friday.

    Residents reported brown, foul-smelling water bubbling out of toilets and through the plumbing, leaving more than a foot of water in basements.

    The water main break comes just hours after a boil water advisory was lifted in the southern part of the county following another water main break.

    There's no word on how long it will take to repair the break.