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This story was updated at 5 p.m., March 20, 2013.

There was another water main break in Montgomery County Wednesday morning, this time on Willard Avenue near Somerset.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission workers repaired the break in a 10-inch water main line at 4701 Willard Ave. at about 3 p.m., according to company spokesman Jerry Irvine.

The break was reported about 6 a.m.

Police shut down Willard Avenue in both directions at the intersection of North Park Avenue while crews repaired the break, according to Montgomery County Police.

“The road is a very well-traveled route,” Hudson said.

Willard Avenue has since reopened but the crosswalk at North Park Avenue is still being repaired.

About three large highrise apartments with hundreds of WSSC customers had been out of service from about 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Irvine said. Service has since been restored.

Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are already under a mandatory water restriction after a 60-inch water main broke Monday sending a geyser 30-feet into the air. WSSC crews are still working to fix that huge break.