Water restored to Temple Hills school after water main break

Water main break in Temple Hills leaves a school without water.

WSSC crews have repaired the broken 10-water main in the 2600 block of Brinkley Road in Fort Washington and water service has been restored to 66 customers still without water, the utility company said Monday night.

An elementary school was temporarily without water this morning on the first day back to school due to a water main break in Temple Hills, officials say.

The break happened about 5 a.m., Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission spokeswoman Kimberley Knox said.

The school, J. Frank Dent Elementary in Fort Washington, remained open. A school spokesman confirmed water service returned although it was not immediately known when service returned or for how long it was down.

The break affected 103 customers. By 12:30 p.m., that number was down to 66, WSSC said.

A motorcyclist was injured when the driver ran through a barricade closing the road at about 6 a.m., Knox said. The driver's condition was not immediately known.

Crews were on the scene this morning working on the break. The water main was installed in 1965.

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