VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Officials say that all southbound lanes reopened by 8 p.m. Monday on Independence Boulevard after a water main break Friday afternoon.

Traffic was being diverted at Pembroke Boulevard. Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) crews closed all southbound lanes of Independence Boulevard at Hinsdale Street to assess damage and begin making repairs to a primary force main that has failed in the area.

All southbound traffic on Independence Boulevard approaching Hinsdale Street was detoured at Jericho Road to Witchduck Road to safely perform this work.

The closure lasted through Monday night. Motorists were warned they could experience delays because of the detour and reduced travel lanes.