Water Main Break Fixed; Street Remains Closed in Alexandria

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009; 3:50 PM

Parts of North Quaker Lane in Alexandria remain closed to traffic this afternoon because of a 12-inch water main break that left approximately 200 customers without water this morning, a utilities spokesman said.

The break at North Quaker and Coventry lanes was reported at 1:30 a.m., said David Barney, a spokesman for Virginia American Water, and was repaired by about noon. The area is just west of Old Town Alexandria and north of the Capital Beltway.

A 5-by-4-foot hole in North Quaker Lane was opened up by the water, and televised news reports said the road was closed from Janneys Lane to Duke Street. Those closures are expected to be in effect as late as 6 p.m. as crews wait for an asphalt truck to arrive, said Alexandria spokesman Tony Castrilli.

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