A portion of Telegraph Road is closed in Fairfax County, Virginia, as crews work to mend a broken 12-inch water main.
Fairfax Water crews continue to work on the repairs as of Wednesday afternoon, with plans to wok on temporary paving Wednesday night in time for completion Thursday, Fairfax Water spokeswoman Susan Miller said. Earlier, the utility expected it to be completed before the Wednesday evening rush hour.
The break was reported just before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Telegraph Road, near the turnoff for Browne Academy, according to Miller.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the WTOP Traffic Center reports Telegraph Road in the Alexandria area of the county is closed to all traffic between Franconia Road and Sharon Chapel Road. Drivers may consider U.S. Route 1 as an alternative.
A photo tweeted by Fairfax County police shows damage to the road surface affecting both directions:
Telegraph Rd is closed between Franconia Rd & Sharon Chapel Rd due to a water main break. Extended closure anticipated. Please follow detour around the closed section of Telegraph Rd. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/raLwLapYm0
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) July 27, 2022
The segment of the broken main has been isolated and there is no impact to neighboring water service, Miller said.
Updates on repairs will be posted on the utility’s website.
Below is a map of the area:
WTOP’s Andrew Alsbrooks contributed to this report.