(Updated at 12:30 p.m.) A water main break has closed a stretch of Barracks Row again, for the second time in less than a week.
Eighth Street SE is closed to traffic between D and E SE. The affected block is home to Starbucks, The Sweet Lobby, Chipotle and Capitol Hill Tandoor & Grill. Those businesses were open and had water service as of 12:30 p.m. today (Monday).
Additional repairs were needed on the same 12-inch water main that flooded the same block early Wednesday morning, a D.C. Water spokeswoman said. The water main work was complete by early this afternoon, but the the road closure remained in effect for “related utility work.” All water service has reportedly been restored.
Eighth Street SE should be able to be reopened by about 6 p.m. today, the D.C. Water spokeswoman said. In the meantime, buses are being rerouted.