Water main breaks in Alexandria, Fairfax

Updated at 8:19 a.m.

Some delays continue in Alexandria Friday morning because of two water main breaks in that area.

Arlington County Police said North Jordan Street at Duke Street is closed because of an earlier water main break. Drivers can not get onto Jordan Street from Duke Street, police said, because two lanes of Jordan Street are closed, as crews work to repair the pipe. Duke Street is open.

At Duke and South Pickett streets, also in Alexandria, there are road closures because of another water main break.

The westbound lanes of Duke Street is closed, while the eastbound lanes of Duke Street are open, as crews work to repair the water main break.

There is another water main break in Rockville that has shut down Rockville Pike in both directions.

Original post at 6:35 a.m.

Three water main breaks are impacting traffic in Northern Virginia Friday morning — two in Alexandria and the other in Fairfax.

Alexandria Police said traffic is getting by in one lane of three lanes on Duke Street at the intersection of North Jordan Street in Alexandria, about a mile east of Landmark Mall, after a water main break was reported at 3:45 a.m.

Another water main break occurred not far away at Duke and South Pickett streets, police said.

Officials said it is unclear how long Duke Street will be partially closed.

In Fairfax County, there is a report of a water main break in the 3100 block of Burgundy Road, a mostly residential area in the Alexandria section of the county. No roads have been shut down. Fairfax County Police said they are waiting for water officials to arrive to fix the broken pipe.

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Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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