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Water main break causes service disruption in Prince George’s County

Numerous homes and businesses in Prince George’s County are without water this morning after a water main break in Hyattsville.

According to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), the break happened early Wednesday in a relatively unpopulated industrial park in the 5600 block of Columbia Pike Road in Hyattsville.

It took several hours to locate the break, the WSSC said in a news release. Customers have been without water or experiencing low water pressure for much of the morning.

Customers in areas including Cheverly, Hyattsville, Capitol Heights and Seat Pleasant have been affected.

The WSSC reports that the 16-inch main has been shut down so crews can repair the 61-year-old pipe. The agency also notes that water that is available is safe to drink.

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