Water main break closes busy road in Alexandria
Alexandria police Sunday morning shut down all lanes of traffic on Washington Street in the heart of Old Town to deal with a water main break near the main throughway’s intersection with Prince Street.
Traffic on Washington Street – which is the stretch of the George Washington Parkway that runs through Old Town Alexandria -- had been restricted to one lane early Sunday morning, but authorities shut down the entire road between King Street and Duke Street by about 10 a.m. to allow utility crews to reach the water main.
Police said there is a possibility that the statue at the center of the intersection of Washington and Prince Streets might have been compromised by the incident, but further details were not immediately available. The bronze statue of a solemn Confederate soldier facing southward, erected in 1889, honors Alexandria’s Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.
Washington Post Editors
| January 17, 2010; 10:37 AM ET
Categories: Virginia | Tags: Alexandria, water main break
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