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Posted at 5:15 AM ET, 06/ 3/2010

Outbound New York Ave. remains closed

By Mike McPhate
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.

Alan R. Haymann, a spokesman for the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, 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 Mike McPhate  | June 3, 2010; 5:15 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  | Tags:  congestion, new york avenue, traffic, water main  
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