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(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:

Passport Nissan

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.

Residents will be limited to two gallons per person.

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.

Click here to see more locations offering residents water and cooling services