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Homes evacuated after road collapse

FORT WASHINGTON — A road collapse in Prince George’s County has resulted in the evacuation of 28 homes, and residents don’t know when they’ll be able to return.

Prince George’s County officials say the road collapse happened on Piscataway Drive in Fort Washington. The director of the county’s Department of Public Works and Transportation, Darrell Mobley, says the strip of land that is collapsing is about 1,500 feet long. The collapse has resulted in uprooted trees that have taken out power lines and some homes are without power and water.

Mobley says it will take officials at least two weeks to determine an appropriate short-term solution.

County officials believe last week’s rainfall may have caused the soil to shift and resulted in the collapse.

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