Jacob Wallace

Water Main Bursts on Connecticut Avenue NW

A busy section of Connecticut Avenue was flooded with water in Northwest D.C. Saturday afternoon when a 12-inch water main broke near the Van Ness Street intersection.

DC Water said emergency crews are at the scene near the University of the District of Columbia campus.

At 4:39 p.m., DC Water tweeted that full restoration of water services should take 8-10 hours.

Currently, the campus and several businesses on Connecticut Avenue are without water.

"Unfortunately, when temperatures drop, our aging infrastructure is prone to water main breaks," DC Water said in a tweet about the breakage.

The break is unrelated to another water main break that has put parts of Northwest D.C. and Arlington, Virginia, under a boil water advisory this weekend.

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