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Boiling Water Advisory issued for DC, Arlington after morning water main break on Route 123

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A Boiling Water Advisory has been issued for Northwest D.C. and Arlington after a large water main break on Route 123 impacted water pressure on Friday morning.

Crews are at the scene are working to restore the pressure of the 36-inch pipe break on Chain Bridge Road and Glebe Road in McLean, Virginia.

Fairfax County police said Chain Bridge Road is partially reopened after Route 123 near the Arlington County line was shut down in both directions. They said North Glebe Road between Military Road and Chain Bridge Road remains closed through Saturday and possibly longer.

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"It's really extensive, particularly to the roadway. The pipe damage we've isolated it and ready to start repairing it, but the roadway damage is pretty extensive," Deputy Director of Environmental Services Mike Collins said.

Lane closures are expected to cause traffic between D.C. and Virginia during the evening rush hour commute.

Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes for the expected delays.

Arlington County Public Schools were closed Friday due to the water main break. They said the break has caused water pressure issues throughout the county.

Officials said pressure drops have been reported in several locations. They are asking residents to avoid turning on their taps if they can.

Arlington DES has issued a Boil Water Advisory as a precautious measure due to pressure loss. Officials want residents to bring water to a boil for three minutes and allow it to cool before consuming.

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The water main break has also impacted residents in the Northwest D.C. area. DC Water officials said the break-in Arlington has caused low or no pressure for some of their customers. 

Officials will do a second round of testing Saturday and say the advisory won't be lifted until early Sunday morning once the results come back.

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