WSSC Expects 1,200 Water Main Breaks This Winter

WSSC Expects 1,200 Water Main Breaks This Winter

Plus: Police investigating attempted burglary in Derwood; County vape shops say proposed legislation already hurting businesses

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WSSC expects 1,200 water main breaks this winter

Using historical data, WSSC is bracing for an estimated 1,200 water main breaks across the region this winter.

In November, the utility company — which serves 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties — has responded to 132 burst pipes. [WJLA]

Police investigating attempted burglary in Derwood

Police on Thursday released surveillance video of a man attempting to burglarize a gas station in Derwood.

Police said that at approximately 3:25 a.m. on Oct. 12, the man attempted to break into the Gulf Gas station in the 15800 block of Frederick road. [WDVM]

County vape shops say proposed legislation already hurting businesses

County vape shops say business has plummeted and widespread panic over vaping has spread, in part because of a rash of illnesses that has sickened more than 2,000 people. Owners also say proposed county legislation to restrict the sale of e-cigarette products is already deterring customers.

Three Montgomery County retailers said that since September, they have seen revenue drop by more than a third. [Washington Post]

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy with a high temperature of 55 degrees.

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