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.
Salinas, Calif., is just an hour from Silicon Valley, but production at many local lettuce farms is decidedly low-tech. City officials here decided it's time for an upgrade — and have hired a venture capital firm to help Salinas transition into a high-tech agricultural hub.
President Obama came to office bemoaning the disparity in sentences for crack versus powder cocaine offenses, and with a background as a community organizer and constitutional law teacher that had some progressives anticipating a robust use of the Constitution's "reprieves and pardons" power.
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