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UPDATE: Water main break in Montgomery County ‘under control’

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — UPDATE @ 1:48 p.m.:

The 16-inch water main break near the intersection of Dayton Liberty Pike and Germantown Pike is now “under control,” according to county officials.

“There has been no loss of water service or need for a boil advisory for Montgomery County water customers,” a spokesperson said.

INITIAL REPORT:

Drivers are being asked to avoid a busy intersection in Montgomery County after a water main break early Thursday morning.

>>PHOTOS: Salt trucks out after water main break in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 1:46 a.m. on initial reports of a crash and water main break at the 4100 block of Germantown Pike.

News Center 7 Daybreak guided you around the danger with live coverage.

Dispatchers told News Center 7 that the crash happened near Germantown Pike and Dayton Liberty Road and that water was flowing down the hill.

Video and photos from the scene show a large amount of water on the road and traffic completely blocked off.

Temperatures are below freezing Thursday morning and could cause slick conditions if there is water on the roads.

Salt crews have addressed the ice on the roads, but commuters are asked to avoid the area and take great caution, according to a spokesperson for Montgomery County.

We will continue to provide updates on this developing story.



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