Metro bus towed from water main break in Adelphi

ADELPHI, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission spokesperson says that crews are working on shutting off a broken 10-inch water main in Adelphi.

The break happened in the 1800 block of Metzerott Road just before 4 a.m. Friday, says WSSC. The water main is 44 years old.

Around 2:50 p.m., WSSC said the water service has been restored to customers affected by the water main break but road repairs will continue at least until late Friday night.

Approximately 33 customers were affected by the break.

Sky 9 flew over the scene. Footage showed a Metro bus with wheels stuck in part of the roadway that has been compromised.

Metro officials sent out a tweet from @Metrobus info. It reads: "R1: Due to an incident at Riggs & Adelphi Rd, buses may experience delays."

A call to a Metro spokesperson explained why the bus appears to be parked perpendicular to the road. According to the spokesperson, shortly after 6 a.m. an R1 bus en route to the Fort Totten station saw the water main break and attempted to make a u-turn. As the bus tried to make the turn (with help from officers at the scene), the roadway collapsed underneath its wheels, says the spokesperson.

No passengers were on board at the time and no injuries were reported, according to the Metro spokesperson.

A tow truck arrived at the scene to remove the Metro bus.

Metzerott Road is shut down between Riggs Road and New Hampshire Avenue.


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