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Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 10/16/2010

Water main near Mall breaks

By Terri Rupar

A break in a major water main prompted authorities to curb traffic near the Mall on Friday night while crews made emergency repairs.

Work was under way on the 24-inch-diameter main early Saturday on Constitution Avenue NW between 9th and 12th streets, said Pamela Mooring, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority.

She said traffic on Constitution in the affected area was restricted to one lane in each direction.
It was not clear if the break resulted in any damage to nearby government buildings, including the Museum of Natural History and the Justice Department.

--Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  | October 16, 2010; 12:26 AM ET
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That pesky INFRASTRUCTURE that Repubs don't want to spend any money on.

Posted by: gce1356 | October 16, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, but there were NO lanes of Constitution Avenue open after the sun came up today, regardless of what you were told. That's why tour vehicles had to be rerouted around the area. Heck, the DC Ducks could have slogged right through, but. . .oh, well!

Posted by: captjim1 | October 16, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

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