Construction zone safety has become a major issue in recent years.
The blocks between H and K streets and 14th Street and Vermont Avenue were closed to traffic. The Vermont Avenue entrance of the McPherson Square Metro station also was closed .
Some residents have lost power and the WSSC has issued mandatory water restrictions due to the water break.
Red line trains are facing 25- to 30-minute delays in both directions due to a disabled train outside Bethesda.
Slick road conditions due to overnight snow and ice are causing accidents and delays across the Washington area Thursday morning.