UPDATE: The water main break has been fixed. The road has reopened.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A water main break has closed part of North Greene Street in Greensboro early Monday morning.
Police say all northbound lanes of North Greene Street at West Friendly Avenue are closed.
Westbound lanes of West Friendly Avenue at North Greene Street are down to one left turn lane onto Greene Street and a single lane for through traffic on West Friendly Avenue.
City crews have started digging up a section of the road, working around fiber cables and a gas line, in order to fix the leak.
Greensboro Water Maintenance Supervisor Mike Strader says the water main break occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday night, but due to difficulty of locating underground utilities, crews decided it was best to wait until morning to start working on it.
“The line in question was a Duke Power line and we felt it was better to let it ride until this morning versus putting our guys' lives in danger digging around power that's not located,” Strader said.
Strader says the water main break affected water flow to some of the buildings in the immediate area.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area. Strader expects the area to be cleared sometime early afternoon.