All lanes open following water main break in Bethesda

- All lanes of a main roadway in Bethesda have reopened Thursday morning following a massive water main break. The break happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday near West Cedar Lane and Rockville Pike. Muddy water flowed onto the road and closed Rockville Pike in both directions for several hours.

Water service to homes and businesses was restored on Wednesday. On Thursday morning, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission officials were able to open all lanes of Rockville Pike for the first time since the break occured.

WSSC crews located and replaced the broken section of the 16-inch, 74-year-old pipe Wednesday.

WSSC said water customers should make sure to flush their cold water lines for 5 minutes to clear any discoloration in the lines.

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