Water has been restored to about 30 homes and nine apartment buildings nearly 24 hours after an 8-inch water main broke on Minnesota Avenue SE Saturday evening.
A District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority spokeswoman said the water line broke around 8 p.m. between Ridge Road and B Street SE.
About 7:20 p.m. Sunday, D.C. Water crews restored service.
The spokeswoman for D.C. Water said repairs were delayed, because the line broke near a large tree. The Urban Forestry Administration was taking down the tree about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. Once the tree was cleared, D.C. Water crews were able to make repairs.
Minnesota Avenue, Southeast, was closed between East Capitol Street and B Street. Nine apartment buildings, 30 homes and 2 fire hydrants are affected by the water main break.
Officials don’t know why the line broke.