Water Main Break To Tie Up NE D.C. Traffic | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Water Main Break To Tie Up NE D.C. Traffic

Play associated audio

By David Schultz

The 12-inch water main broke early this morning. But Alan Heymann, a spokesman with D.C.'s Water and Sewer Authority, says it didn't slow down the a.m. rush hour too much, because only the outbound lanes of New York Avenue were closed.

"The major impact on traffic was just people slowing down to take a look at what was happening," he says.

But Heymann says that won't be the case this afternoon.

"This afternoon there's going to be a major traffic impact on westbound New York Avenue," he says.

D.C.'s Department of Transportation is setting up detours, but it reports cars are already backing up on New York Avenue before Montana Avenue.

Heymann says Water and Sewer Authority crews hope to have this main repaired before tomorrow's morning rush. He also says the cause of the break is still unknown.

NBC4 Video:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/video.

NPR

What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.
NPR

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
NPR

Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
NPR

The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.