Northbound Mass. Ave. Closed in Montgomery County Due to Broken Water Main | NBC4 Washington

Northbound Mass. Ave. Closed in Montgomery County Due to Broken Water Main

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    A broken water main caused a nightmare commute Friday evening in Bethesda. Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 12, 2014)

    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said water is back on for all residents affected by a 12-inch main break along Massachusetts Avenue in Montgomery County.

    Officials said the service was restored around 2 p.m. Saturday. Crews are currently backfilling the hole, and work is expected to be finished Saturday night.

    Risk of Reporting Live From a Water Main Break

    [DC] Risk of Reporting Live From a Water Main Break
    News4's Jackie Bensen provided several updates on the traffic gridlock caused by a broken water main in Montgomery County, Maryland, Friday evening, and for all that hard work, she got soaked by a passing car. (Published Friday, Dec. 12, 2014)

    The northbound lanes of Massachusetts Avenue remain closed. The break at Massachusetts and Westmoreland Circle about 4 p.m. caused the closure through Duvall Drive.

    Motorists should try to avoid the area. Every road in the area that could be used as a cut-through was gridlocked during rush hour, News4's Jackie Bensen reported. Residential streets not wide enough for two cars to pass each other became clogged with long lines of traffic.

    Broken Water Main Closes Massachusetts Avenue

    [DC] Broken Water Main Closes Massachusetts Avenue
    A broken water main closed a major commuter route during rush hour Friday. Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 12, 2014)

    The broken 12-inch main, which was installed in 1934, caused the roadway to buckle.

    Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates.