Homes flooded after Capitol Heights main break

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three homes were flooded with about a foot of water after a main break in Capitol Heights.

According to Ayoka Blandford, spokeswoman for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, on Friday morning an 8-inch water main broke overnight on Larchmont Avenue. Consequently, Prince George's County Fire crews were alerted to flooding conditions inside multiple homes in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Larchmont early Friday morning, and a large hole can be seen in the middle of the street. The hole was about as wide as one lane of the road.

As far as the traffic impact, Blandford said, "We spoke with Metro to let them know that the road would be down, so they are rerouting the buses that were coming down this stretch. I can't give a timing for the shutdown and how long the road will be closed until they get into the ground to see what type of break."

Water service was shut off for approximately 35 customers.


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