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Posted at 5:31 PM ET, 07/27/2010

Large water main break at U St & Fla. Ave.

By Washington Post editors

Lt. John Hedgecock with the Metropolitan Police Department's 2nd District said a 20 inch water main break occurred about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Florida Avenue and U Street NW.

Water began rushing out into the streets at a fast pace and then slowed, causing some concern that area businesses and homes could see flooded basements. Fire officials went door-to-door and found little damage, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer.

Piringer said Georgetown residents could experience low water pressure; they are on the same water main line that burst.

-- Phillip Lucas

4:51 p.m.
A 20-inch water main near the intersection of U Street and Florida Avenue NW has caused significant flooding and has resulted in the closure of some roads, D.C. Fire and EMS reports.

Fire officials are checking nearby buildings for structural damage.

By Washington Post editors  | July 27, 2010; 5:31 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
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