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.READ MORE: US Pharmacies Are Rolling Out Free N95 Masks As Free COVID-19 Tests Begin To Arrive In The Mail
Photos and videos showed brown water gushing onto the street, which had buckled.READ MORE: 3 Baltimore Firefighters Killed In Partial Building Collapse, 1 In Critical Condition
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.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Potential Nor'Easter Could Bring Snow This Weekend
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)