Water main break closes two southbound lanes on Wisconsin Avenue -- Gazette.Net


Two southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue are still closed Thursday morning following a water main break in Chevy Chase Wednesday evening.

As of around 10 a.m., traffic was confined to a single southbound lane, said Kira Lewis, a spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

The water main break in the 5500 block of Wisconsin Avenue near Dorset Avenue was reported to the commission around 7 p.m., Lewis said.

Lewis said around 10 a.m. that repairs to the pipe would hopefully be completed in the next couple of hours. The road, however, will likely remain closed “well into the afternoon” until it is made passable for traffic, she added.

Area residents have had normal water service since around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lewis said.