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Road Closure Due to Water Main Break in Crystal City

by ARLnow.com July 18, 2016 at 10:45 am 0

Water main break in Crystal City (file photo)Update at 5 p.m. — Repairs are behind schedule but are still expected to be complete by the end of the day, a county spokeswoman said.

“The depth of the water main has made this a more complicated repair and weather is also slowing us down,” said Jessica Baxter. “The estimated completion is now midnight tonight. We’ll continue to monitor progress and communicate any updates.”

Update at 1:55 p.m. — The office building at 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway is affected too, the county has confirmed.

A water main break has closed a road and at least one building in Crystal City.

Crews are currently working to repair the 12-inch water main, which broke last night. Arlington’s Dept. of Environmental Services says an office building and an apartment building are affected; ARLnow.com has heard reports of other buildings without water in the area.

“Buildings 2111 and 2221 S. Clark Street are currently impacted,” said DES spokeswoman Jessica Baxter. “Repairs will continue through the day and the estimated time of completion is 6 p.m., barring complications. South Clark Street is closed between 20th and 23rd Street, however, Jefferson Davis Highway remains open and traffic is flowing.”

Last night co-working space WeWork, which is located at 2221 S. Clark Street, told customers in an email that the building would be closed today.

A water main break is affecting people citywide this evening in Crystal City. This affects our water and HVAC and we are closing the building tomorrow until water has been restored. We will communicate with you as soon as we hear from the city.

In the meantime, you are welcome to work out of any other DC WeWork location. Please reach out to the Crystal City team with any questions. Thank you for your patience and support as we work to rectify this situation.

The WeWork Crystal City Team

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