Water main break closes part of Virginia Beach Blvd. for much of day

This photo from Jan. 10, 2018 shows public works crews at the scene of a water main break along Virgnia Beach Boulevard. The break caused a portion of the road to close. (Credit: WAVY/Walter Hildebrand).

UPDATE: Officials say the break has been fixed.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A water main break is expected to keep a portion of Virginia Beach Boulevard closed for much of the day.

Virginia Beach officials say the road is closed eastbound between Constitution and Lynn Shore drives for emergency repairs.

Officials say the repairs are expected to be completed by 10 p.m.

Police are asking drivers to take and alternate route, such as Bonney Road, while traveling throughout the day.

Businesses along the area tell 10 on your side it was rough to hear the news because they already had to close for winter weather. Now, they are not getting any foot traffic into their stores because of the water main break. Businesses like Mark’s Discount Office Furniture says customers won’t come in because they can’t park out front.

“With the storm we already lost three days from the snow and then this morning I get a call from my daughter-in-law saying that the water main in front of the store broke so the Boulevard was shut down so I had to walk two blocks to walk up here and see what’s going on,” said owner Mark Wiggleton.

 

Crews have replaced the old pipe.

Stay with WAVY.com for updates to this developing story.