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.