Local hospital experiences water issues

LANHAM, MD. (WUSA9) - Doctor's Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland experienced water pressure issues Thursday, according to officials.

 An underground pipe into the hospital burst overnight and the hospital began having a water pressure problem around 1 a.m. November 30, a hospital spokesperson said.

The hospital sent out an alert Thursday stating:

"We are currently experiencing a water pressure issue on our main campus in Lanham, Maryland. As a result, all surgeries and outpatient care have been cancelled."

Patients were not removed from the facility.

Thursday, the Doctor's Community Hospital website said, "While we manage this situation, our team remains committed to caring for current patients."
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Officials were notified of the water pressure issue and worked to fix the pipe. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) assisted the hospital in making the repairs.

As of Friday, the issue has been resolved. 

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