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Water Main Break Disrupts Service For Rockville Residents, Businesses Tuesday

Portion of Mt. Vernon Place was shut down for hours; 25 left without water.

Mt. Vernon Place, between Fleet Street and Rockville Pike was shut down for hours as crews repaired to the eight-inch main on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Mt. Vernon Place, between Fleet Street and Rockville Pike was shut down for hours as crews repaired to the eight-inch main on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

It took crews several hours to fix a water main break that left nearly two dozen Rockville residences and business near Richard Montgomery High School without water Tuesday.

Mt. Vernon Place, between Fleet Street and Rockville Pike was shut down for hours as the city’s Department of Public Works made repairs to the eight-inch main.

The water supply for buildings at 751 and 755 Rockville Pike were affected, according to city officials.

The crews from the city’s Department of Public Works were dispatched at around 6 a.m. Water service was restored by noon and roadways were reopened by 4:30 p.m., according to city officials.

Cold weather contributed to a spate of water main breaks regionally, thanks to an arctic vortex that puffed into the East Coast this week. 

As of noon Tuesday, the the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said it had responded to 38 broken water mains in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Silver Spring Patch reports.

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