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Water Main Break Disrupts Rosslyn Traffic

by ARLnow.com — May 18, 2012 at 6:09 am 1,415 6 Comments

(Updated at 6:50 a.m.) Several lanes of a busy Rosslyn street are blcked due to a major water main break.

Two to three lanes of Ft. Myer Drive have been shut down between Lee Highway and Wilson Boulevard until further notice. The closures are due to a major, 16-inch water main break at the 1812 N. Moore Street office building construction site near the Rosslyn Metro station.

The break happened around 12:30 this morning, according to police. The Metro station was briefly closed for inspections after the break but has since reopened. The pickup spots for some buses have been moved as a result.

About 8 feet of standing water has reportedly accumulated an the bottom of the construction site. Crews are now planning to dig up a portion of Ft. Myer Drive in order to repair the ruptured main.

  • Ren

    Good reason to bike to work today!

  • DeportEmAll

    Traffic in Rosslyn is VERY bad!!!

  • SomeGuy

    I think the ‘o’ key on your keyboard is also blcked.

  • BookGuy

    I went to the Rosslyn Metro about 5;15 this morning and it was not yet open. Two Metro police standing outside said that there was something being investigated and they didn’t know when the station would open. About ten minutes later, it did, and all was right with the world.

  • Compassionate Connor

    That street has a faint smell of raw sewage

    • malaka

      that’s from TGIFridays

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