Telegraph Road between Wilton Road and Franconia Lane was closed Sunday in both directions due to several water main breaks. A supervisor at the scene told Patch they hope to have the work done and the road reopened between 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
"We hope to get finished in three to four hours," said Andy Schreiber, supervisor, Engineering Inspectors, Fairfax Water, at about 1 p.m.
Schreiber estimated the "old cast iron pipes" that broke were about 60 years old. "They're probably from the '50s," he noted.
Fairfax Water experienced multiple water main breaks along Telegraph Road. The main break at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Florence Lane has been repaired and water service has been restored to customers in that area, according to a notice on Fairfax Water's website.
Fairfax Water noted there are two remaining main breaks, one at 5959 Wilton Road and one at 6103 Telegraph Road near the intersection with the Parkway.
"As a result of these breaks, some homes in both areas are without water service," Fairfax Water noted. "Crews are working to repair the breaks as quickly as possible."
A crew working on the holiday weekend in mid-80-degree temperatures was working to fill a wide hole in the road where flooding had occurred, at Florence Lane and Telegraph roads.
Police in unmarked cars sat at roadblocks lined with orange cones at Wilton Road and Franconia Road. Traffic was not backed up at Wilton Road.
The crew began working on pipe repairs at the site at about 3 a.m. Sunday, Schreiber said.
If you have any questions or have a critical medical need for water, call Fairfax Water at 703-698-5613, TTY 711. For more information about water main breaks and what to do when your service is restored, click here.