Water main break shuts down portion of Russell Road in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) – A water main break in Alexandria has shut down a portion of Russell Road and canceled local school activities for Thursday.

A 12-inch water main break in the 600 block of Russell Road closed the section between West Oak Street and West Masonic View Avenue.

All activities at Matthew Maury Elementary School are canceled for Thursday due to the break.

Virginia American Water did not specify when the roads would reopen, but estimated that it will take between six to eight hours to repair the break.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area until further notice.