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Outbound N.Y. Ave. reopens

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Traffic on New York Avenue NE Wednesday. (Katherine Frey/the Washington Post)
Outbound New York Avenue NE remains closed Thursday morning at Montana Avenue NE as crews work to repair road that collapsed after a water main break early Wednesday.

7 A.M. UPDATE:

The New York Avenue lanes have reopened.

ORIGINAL POST:

WASA spokesman Alan R. Haymann said the road was expected to reopen by 5:30 a.m. The pipe was repaired about 1:30 a.m.

"It's a big hole," Haymann said.

Usually, the road would be covered by a steel plate, Haymann said. But the New York Avenue hole, about 25 feet long, needed to be repaired with asphalt.

Motorists can take an alternate route along Rhode Island Avenue.

The disruption created major backups throughout the day Wednesday.

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Water main break

-- Mike McPhate

By Michael Bolden  | June 3, 2010; 5:38 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion  
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