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Lanes of Central Ave. closed for days after water main break

Drivers are advised to avoid the area through the weekend as repairs are completed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some lanes of Central Avenue in Charlotte will remain closed for days after a water main break early Thursday morning, Charlotte Water announced later in the day.

Two of the four lanes on the main road through the Plaza Midwood neighborhood were originally closed after the water main broke Thursday morning. Those lanes are expected to remain closed until Tuesday afternoon.

One lane in each direction will remain open as repairs continue.

The water main broke Thursday morning is in the 1200 block of Central Avenue, which is located between Hawthorn Lane and Lamar Ave. By later in the day, water service had been restored to the neighborhood.

With traffic delays anticipated through the weekend, Charlotte Water advised drivers to seek alternate routes including Parkwood Ave or 7th Street.

Earlier this month, another water main break in this same area also disrupted traffic and water service.

Last month, the city agency said they had completed work on a 36-inch water main that broke in October along Remount Road.

That repair included replacing 250 feet of the pipe, which dated back to 1955.  

RELATED: Historic water main break disrupts water nearly citywide for Charlotte

The October outage disrupted water service across nearly half of Charlotte and resulted in a temporary boil water advisory.

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