HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a water main break on a busy Hyattsville street caused the loss of 6 million gallons and covered the suburban road during the afternoon rush hour.

Prince George’s County Police say the break was reported about 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Rhode Island Avenue at Crittenden Street.

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Photos and videos showed brown water gushing onto the street, which had buckled.

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The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said the break in the 12-inch main was contained about 7 p.m. The commission said Rhode Island Avenue will remain closed during Friday morning’s rush hour while repairs are made to the 73-year-old pipe.

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