All lanes on Staples Mill Road reopen after water main break

UPDATE: All lanes of Staples Mill Road have reopened following an early-morning water main break, according to VDOT. The ramp from I-64 to Staples Mill Road is open as well.

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Crews are closing Staples Mill Road between Glenside Drive and Dumbarton Road Monday morning to make repairs following a water main break.

25445f13f04c4ccf8a6f298b65d1067fThe work will require Staples Mill to be closed in both directions because the water main is under the southbound lanes, but water is surfacing and causing damage in the northbound lanes. The break has occurred near Staples Mill and Penick roads.

water-main-break-henricoTraffic traveling south on Staples Mill will be detoured around the work zone by way of Glenside, West Broad Street and Dickens Road. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto Dumbarton, Brook Road, and Hilliard Road.

The Henrico County Department of Public Utilities expects southbound lanes to reopen by 5 p.m. and northbound lanes to reopen by 6 p.m.

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