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Crews repairing Silver Hill water main

7:35 p.m. Update: Two of three southbound lanes on Silver Hill have reopened, according to the state of Maryland. The northbound lanes remain closed as WSSC crews repair a water main break.

6:50 p.m. Update: Delays continue along Silver Hill. At last report from WSSC traffic was being detoured from the route between Brooks Drive and Pennsylvania.

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5:48 p.m. Update: According to Neustadt, the pipe was installed 68 years ago. Repairs are underway, he said, but there is no estimate yet on how long the work will take.

5:35 p.m. Update: According to WSSC's Jim Neustadt, the problem is caused by a 14-inch water main in the 5400 block of Silver Hill Road. Thirteen customers are affected, he said. Crews are in the process of shutting off the water so that they can begin repairs, he added.

5:35 p.m. Update: Delays are also affecting Brooks Drive.

5:30 p.m. Update: Drivers at the intersection of Suitland Road and Silver Hill are experiencing delays.

5:25 p.m. Update: Delays are being felt around the Suitland area . Traffic delays are being reported on Silver Hill and Pennsylvania Avenue, of course, but traffic on Marlboro Pike is also backing up. Suitland Parkway appears to be a good alternative to points south.

5:21 p.m. Update: According to the state of Maryland's traffic incident reports, Silver Hill Road (Route 458) is shut down in both directions.

5:20 p.m. Update: The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has an inspector en route to the scene, according to spokesman Jim Neustadt. More details soon.

Original post: Drivers should expect delays along Pennsylvania Avenue and Silver Hill Road in Prince George's County this afternoon due to a water main break, officials says. Lane closures will disrupt traffic and cause delays for the evening commute.

By Michael Bolden  | July 20, 2010; 4:56 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Highways, Maryland  
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