Ice Closes Part of Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase

A broken water main wasn't properly closed, then the road iced over

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Southbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase will likely be closed through the Thursday morning commute after a water main break led to iciness, officials say.

Drivers were met with dangerously icy conditions on the 8500 block of Connecticut Avenue near Jones Bridge Road, where at least one car slid off the road.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) says a 12-inch water main was reported broken on Wednesday. Crews fixed that leak, but it reopened and got worse, a WSSC spokesperson said.

Water leaked onto the road and icy spots developed. Crews are working to put sand and salt over the ice, WSSC says.

WSSC says the water main will be repaired Thursday night. No customers were impacted by the break, the utility says.

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