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Updated: Broken Water Main Repaired

Update 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

The broken water main that snarled U.S. traffic near Dumfries is fixed.

The water main was repaired about 10 p.m. Wednesday and water was flowing again, and the hole that was dug to access the break was back filled by 1 a.m. Thursday, said Prince William County Service Authority spokesman Keenan Howell.

About eight customers were without water as a result of the break.

Traffic on U.S. 1 north in the area was slow for much of the day as crews closed one lane of the four-lane road to repair the break.


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A slide show of photos taken Wednesday afternoon as crews worked to repair a burst water main. Several attempts to gain information from the Prince William Service Authority, the water company in charge of repairs, went unanswered.

10:45 a.m. 

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — It will take hours to finish repairs on a water main break in Dumfries, police said.

The break occurred early this morning along U.S. 1 at Wayside Drive, near a Walmart shopping center,  the Town of Dumfries, and the Southbridge neighborhood.

Here’s the latest message from Prince William police:

*TRAFFIC ALERT: [UPDATE] Repairs to the water main break at RT1 near Wayside Dr is expected to last well into the evening hours. Repair time is now estimated to be around 10:00PM. Only 1 lane northbound is being affected at this time.

We’re working on getting an update from the Prince William Service Authority, the agency that maintains the water lines, on the cause of the break.


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