Broken Valve Sends Water 100 Feet Into Air in Gaithersburg

A broken water valve in Gaithersburg, Maryland, sent water shooting 100 feet into the air early Monday morning, water and fire officials say.

The valve broke at 2 a.m. along Game Preserve Road, WSSC says. 

Route 355 between Game Preserve Road and Professional Drive was closed for several hours, Montgomery County fire officials say. WSSC says all northbound lanes are now open, but southbound lanes at Professional Drive remain closed. 

Crews are working to repair the water valve. 

No further information has been released. 

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