Service restored after water main break on Airline Boulevard in Portsmouth; traffic detour still in place


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A water main break on Airline Boulevard in Portsmouth caused traffic detours while city crews worked to fix the issue Thursday afternoon.

As of 5:45 p.m., the water service had been turned back on following a repair to the system. The water service disruption affected customers between the blocks of Airline Boulevard and Frederick Boulevard; and, Airline Boulevard and Bart Street.  

City officials with the Department of Public Utilities said the break was in the eastbound lane of Airline Boulevard at South Street. 

The lanes will remain closed in the work area and traffic will be detoured overnight.

The street should be repaired and then reopened at some point Friday.

For more information, contact the Portsmouth Department of Public Utilities at 757-393-8561. 

This is a breaking news story.

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