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More water main breaks plaguing D.C. area

A water main break floods Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington. (Photo: WJLA/Kendall Griggs)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- For a second straight day on Tuesday, water main breaks plagued the D.C. area and flooded streets and home basements.

In suburban Virginia, a 12-inch water main break flooded a stretch of Four Mile Run Drive near South Glebe Road in Arlington.

Arlington Water officials said an unknown number of customers were impacted. Four Mile Run Drive was closed as crews worked to repair the busted main.

Meantime in suburban Maryland, utility crews worked to repair another 12-inch main that ruptured at Baltimore Avenue between Albion Road and Van Buren streets in Hyattsville.

That main break sent water and debris running down the road and into the basements of some homes in the neighborhood.

“This entire road was covered in water,” said resident Michael Collins. “We had water coming in the basement door and water coming in the side of the house.”

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said 24 homes were without water.

Crews were working to fix the pipe directly across the street from Parlett Moore's house. He has lived in the Hyattsville neighborhood for 14 years and said he hasn't seen anything like this previously.

“I’ve got a five-gallon jug of water to tide us over, hopefully until they get that fixed,” Moore said.

On Monday, utility crews repaired ruptured water mains in the 2200 block of P Street NW in D.C., along I-66 near Lee Highway in Arlington and along Main Street in Fairfax.

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