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Water Main Break on River Road Traps Drivers in Cars

A major water main break near River Road has left several vehicles stuck in the flooding water. See live footage of the water rescue here.

To read more on the water rescue check out this WTOP story.

River Road is currently closed between Bradley Boulevard and Seven Locks Road. For live traffic updates see the traffic alert page.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 23, 2008; 8:37 AM ET
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Who put a cherry bomb down their toilet?!?!

Posted by: MajorConfusion | December 23, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

So is the water safe or not for usage? Will this be like when the water main broke in Rockville earlier this year?

Posted by: bug45 | December 23, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Wow, it really is River Road, now!

Posted by: slitterst | December 23, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Water flowing around cars is interesting for awhile; but, how about some analysis as to why a 66 inch main breaks, how it can be bypassed to allow repairs, how big an area is serviced by a 66 inch main, etc.

Posted by: efg1 | December 23, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Hi Dr. Gridlock. I wonder if you or any of your readers might have some car care tips - specifically, we are looking for tips to help keep an old car looking and feeling new. We have a tip-submission form at and we will give full credit for any tip we use.

Posted by: amabaie | December 23, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

There are stories like this all over the country. The real story here, which no one is reporting, is that our nations water infrastructure is crumbling. Our nation has thousands of miles of pipes, many more than 100 years old, leaking terribly. We lose up to 20% of our water supply annually due to leaks from old pipes. Most utilities have never had to face such enormous costs of repairing and upgrading since the pipes were installed. Its time. We are entering the dawn of the replacement era. If Barak Obama will commit tax dollars to invest in infrastructure projects, this would be the most important one to invest in. Highways are all good and well, but its all fun and games until the water runs out.

Posted by: mdtinker | December 23, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Couldn't have said it any better myself, mdtinker. Right on the money (pun intended).

Posted by: SGall23241 | December 23, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

The electric grid would be #2, we talk about all the lost jobs in the economy, what better way to lift it than to repair and rebuild the crumbling water supply, electric generation and ditstribution around the country.

Posted by: mangoman4 | December 23, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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