A water main break in Kensington flooded nine homes and left 20 homes without water service Tuesday evening.
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission reported the 72-year-old six-inch line broke about 6 p.m. Tuesday along the 40200 block of Glendridge Street in Kensington. Water service was restored by 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
It took WSSC workers about an hour to shut off the water, according to WSSC spokeswoman Lyn Riggins. Nine homes in the area were flooded due to the break, some having as much as two to three feet of water in their basements, Riggins told The Gazette Wednesday.
“Residents lost power as a result as a precaution. Sometimes the fire department asks the power company to shut off power when homes are flooded,” she said.
Riggins said the break was due to aging infrastructure.