Hundreds of Md. restaurants still shut because of pipe break

SILVER SPRING Md. Hundreds of restaurants in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. remained closed Wednesday following a major water main break on Sunday. Others are being advised to boil water for kitchen use until tests confirm that supplies are safe.

About 700 restaurants were forced to close as a result of Sunday’s pipe burst, according to Melvin Thompson, vice president of government relations for the Maryland Restaurant Association.

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