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Water main break closes Monument Avenue

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- An early morning water main break has closed a section on Monument Avenue in Henrico's West End.

"Monument Avenue westbound is now closed at Willow Lawn Drive up to the intersection of Libbie Avenue," a Henrico Police spokesperson said before sunrise Wednesday morning. "We are asking commuters to take an alternate route such as Broad Street or Patterson Avenue to get to their destinations."

Repair work on the broken water main or the road close last into Wednesday night.

"It is still expected Monument Avenue will be closed for a good portion of the day in order to repair the break," the police spokesperson said. "[We] would like to remind commuters to beware of areas of the roadway which may still be affected by black ice this morning."

Monument Heights Baptist Church is among a dozen or so customers that lost water service due to the water main break.

This is a developing story.