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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/10/2010

Water main ruptures in Alexandria

By Washington Post Editors

Updated 12:11 p.m:

A Saturday morning water main break in Alexandria closed Seminary Road in both directions between N. Jordan St. and Howard St., and caused low water pressure in the neighborhood, according the city’s web site and a spokesman for the Virginia American Water company.

The 12-inch main broke at about 3:30 a.m., said water company spokesman David Barney. He said repairs were underway and the main could be fixed by Saturday afternoon.

--Michael Ruane

Updated, 11:16 a.m.:

A detour has been established around the water main break.

Original post:

A water main has broken on Seminary Road at North Howard Street in Alexandria. The Post is pursuing the story and will post more details when available.

By Washington Post Editors  | July 10, 2010; 10:16 AM ET
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The water main break is at Seminary Rd. and N. Howard St. I have a picture I would like to contribute but do not see where I can do this. Please advise.

Posted by: carolyngriglione | July 10, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Too bad they spelled the detour sign 'Detore', I just had to shake my head in amazement.

Posted by: jynessa | July 11, 2010 3:34 AM | Report abuse

24 hours after the break occurred, has it been repaired?

Posted by: jody43jody | July 11, 2010 7:20 AM | Report abuse

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