GAITHERSBURG, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Crews have repaired a massive water main break that struck in the Gaithersburg area of Montgomery County Thursday night but major damage has been left behind.
The break happened when a pipe burst on Brassie Way in Montgomery Village. The force of the water was so intense when it shot out that it broke out windows and caused other damage to townhomes.
No one was hurt but several homes were evacuated and three townhomes are now uninhabitable.
Water service has been restored to the other homes in the complex.
Repairs are underway on Brassie Way in Gaithersburg. Multiple #WSSC teams onsite to make repairs and work with customers impacted by the water main break. Any questions, we are here 24/7 - pls call 301-206-4002. pic.twitter.com/nwqpYSU0aC— WSSC Water News (@WSSCWaterNews) June 7, 2019
WSSC crews have shutdown service to repair an 8” main in the 9600 block of Brassie Way. Our Customer Advocate will be working with impacted homeowners onsite. Thank everyone for your patience. pic.twitter.com/lCzgRkeyeN— WSSC Water News (@WSSCWaterNews) June 7, 2019
Update - Brassie Way, Gburg, 8” water main break that was spraying into 9602 Brassie Way causing the windows to blow out. @WSSCWaterNews has controlled the water flow. @mcfrs evacuated both sides of a row of piggyback TH’s. Red Cross assisting displaced families pic.twitter.com/yi2E229SA5— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 7, 2019