Water main break closes portion of Monument Avenue, preschool in Henrico County

Crews work to repair a water main break on Monument Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A water main break early Wednesday morning has closed westbound lanes on Monument Avenue between Willow Lawn Drive and Libbie Avenue through tonight.

Henrico County Police say a 12-foot water line broke on the 5700 block of Monument Avenue near Monument Heights Baptist Church.

As a result, Monument Heights Day School will be closed Wednesday.

The Henrico County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) expects a disruption of water service to about ten customers, including the preschool and church. DPU expects to complete repairs and reopen the lanes by 8 p.m.

Henrico County Police are on scene and say Monument Avenue westbound lanes are now closed at Willow Lawn Drive up to the intersection of Libbie Avenue.

Police are asking commuters to take an alternate route using Broad Street or Patterson Avenue.

Crews work to repair a water main break on Monument Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

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