Water Main Break Creates Sinkhole

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011  |  Updated 2:04 PM EDT
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A water main break creates a massive sinkhole in Upper Marlboro, Md.

A water main break creates a massive sinkhole in Upper Marlboro, Md.

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WSSC crews finished repairing a 30-inch water main break in Upper Marlboro, Md., that created a massive sinkhole in the 6900 block of South Osbourne Way between Brentwood Road and Carroll Way.

Crews are still working on the roadway, the Associated Press reported.

The pipe broke about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Some residents experienced low water pressure. WSSC 's emergency outreach group delivered water to affected households.

 

Workers pumped water out of the hole to work on the pipe.

The sinkhole measured 6 feet deep and 15 feet wide, the AP reported. A car had to be towed from the scene after falling in the hole.

 

No word on how the break occurred or how many residents were affected.

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