(Metro Networks) — The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will be opening an Emergency Operations Center tonight as thousands of residents prepare for a water outage that could last several days. The WSSC has announced that a section of pipe in a vital 54-inch concrete pipeline appears to be failing, and some southern parts of the county will be without water while repairs are being made. The Emergency Operations Center will open at 11 p.m. to monitor the situation. Some of the communities expected to be affected are Morningside, Hillcrest Heights, Camp Springs, Forest Heights, Temple Hills, and Oxon Hill, including Joint Base Andrews and the National Harbor.
Adimu will be broadcasting live today and distributing bottled water (while supplies last) at this location:
Address: 5000 Auth Way, Suitland MD
According to WJLA:
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is providing water to residents in the affected areas and the County has set-up three distribution points in the affected areas.
The distribution points will open from 12 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day until the water outage is over. Residents must bring their own containers.
Hillcrest Heights Elementary School
4305 22nd Place
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748
Thurgood Marshall Middle School
4909 Brinkley Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Oxon Hill Elementary School
7701 Livingston Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
In addition to water distribution, the County will open the following centers to assist residents during the outage:
Stephen Decatur Middle School
8200 Pinewood Drive
Clinton, MD 20735
Friendly High School
10000 Allentown Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Wise High School
12650 Brooke Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Several cooling center locations will also be open between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.