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Silver Spring water main repairs to last through next week

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Crews have been working on fixing a 16-inch water main on Colesville Road at Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring since Wednesday and will finish the repairs sometime next week, WSSC said.

According to WSSC, most of the repairs on the water main have been done. More work will be done Monday after the concrete has had time to cure. The final paving is expected to start on Tuesday, officials said.

The broken part of the pipe has been replaced and all other utilities have been checked and repaired. Water will start flowing through the new pipe on Monday, WWSC stated in a press release. Residents in the area continue to have access to water from other mains.

WSSC said that two lanes will stay closed throughout most of the day Monday. Other other lane closures will start on Tuesday when final paving is done.

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FOUND: 65-year-old Silver Spring man

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Friday, 65-year-old from Silver Spring who has Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and does not speak was located days after he was reported missing.

Ayalew Ishete was last seen Tuesday in the Woodside neighborhood of Silver Spring, police said.

Friday, Montgomery County police say he was found safe and unharmed in Prince George's County police.

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Silver Spring water main repairs continue through Friday

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Repairs on a water main break in downtown Silver Spring will continue through Friday, according to WSSC.

There is a complicated utility situation at the 16-inch water main break on Georgia Avenue at Colesville Road, according to WSSC Lyn Riggins. The 76-year-old pipe broke around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, officials said.

A survey of the area was done before a contractor for WSCC could start digging. It took crews about 10 hours to fully shut off the water because the valves were located under the water rushing from the break. The water was shut off by 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

Four large, commercial buildings are affected by the break.

One lane can currently get by on northbound Colesville Road, all southbound lanes of Colesville Road are now open. Two lanes of Georgia Avenue are open and all northbound lanes on Georgia Avenue are open, WSSC said in a press release.

Contractors to repair water main break in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Contractors will start making repairs to a 16 inch water main break in downtown Silver Spring Thursday morning, officials said.

The water main break occurred on Georgia Avenue at Colesville Road in Silver Spring, Md. Wednesday.

Officials said the water main was 76 years old.

Five valves were closed to help reduce the water flow. Officials say closing valves is not quick or easy.

The water was not completely shut off Wednesday night, officials said.

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Rapper Shy Glizzy arrested in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A popular rapper was arrested in Silver Spring late Monday night.

Court documents show D.C. native Marquis King, otherwise known as Shy Glizzy, has been charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey lawful order, obstructing a police officer, riot and resisting arrest.

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In various videos which have spread across social media, King can be seen getting into a disagreement with officers as fans watching scream for the rapper to be released from police custody.

Weekend traffic work at busy Montgomery Co. intersection


SILVER SPRING (WUSA9) -- Construction work this weekend is expected to cause a traffic headache at a busy Montgomery County intersection.

The Maryland Department of Transportation says travel lanes at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and Randolph Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction on both roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers will be able to make left and right turns at the intersection.

Motorists who normally use that intersection are advised to take an alternate route like Connecticut Avenue.

Suspect sought in Silver Spring bank robbery

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) - Police are looking for a white male in his 50's in connection with a bank robbery at a Sun Trust Bank on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. along the 8700 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. The male suspect allegedly walked into the bank, passed a note over to a bank teller and walked away on foot.

Luckily for customers and employees at the bank, no weapon was used during the robbery. It is unknown how much money the suspect escaped with.

Police are still on scene and the bank is closed according to Montgomery County Police.

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