UPDATE: Roanoke Water Main Break Fixed, Traffic Returning to Normal

UPDATE: 5:24 p.m.

Roanoke, VA - A water main break in Roanoke on Orange Avenue at Gus Nicks Boulevard has been fixed, according to the Western Virginia Water Authority.

Sarah Bumgardner, the Western VA Water Authority spokesperson, says that the break was caused by vintage-era water pipes from the 1950s breaking down. She said traffic cones were being removed Saturday evening.

UPDATE: 4:15 p.m.

Roanoke, VA - Roanoke City Police tell ABC 13 that Sunday morning's water main break is still being worked on, and that motorists in the area can expect delays.

The water main break occurred early Sunday morning at Orange Avenue and Gus Nicks Boulevard.

Crews were hoping to have the area cleared up by 4 p.m., but said they couldn't say with any certainty when traffic would return to normal.


Roanoke, VA - The Roanoke Police Department continues to work on a water main break at Orange Avenue and Gus Nicks Boulevard.

The break occurred early Sunday morning.

Traffic traveling west bound on Orange Avenue is being diverted into the east bound left lane of Orange Avenue between 24th Street and 20th Street.

Traffic traveling east bound is reduced down to one lane into the right lane between 20th Street and 24th Street.

Traffic traveling north on Gus Nicks Boulevard will only be allowed to turn right (east bound) onto Orange Avenue.

Traffic attempting to enter the Roanoke Antique Mall area will have to utilize 24th Street.

Police say to expect delays and to use caution in the area.

We will have further updates on ABC 13.