DeKalb Ave. closed due to water main break

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ATLANTA - A major local road is closed again because of a water main break.

Officials told Channel 2 news they won’t get back to repairing the road until Saturday morning.

This is the second water break in two days.

It was the same 10 inch water main that broke yesterday, but in a different location. 

Channel 2’s Ashley Swann reported live with the impact the break will have on Friday’s evening commute.

One lane was open overnight to let cars through, but around rush hour crews shut down DeKalb Avenue again. The city told Channel 2 that it will remain closed until the rain stops, slowing crews to fix several large holes in the road.

The closure means that drivers will have to take back roads to get around. Drivers are warned that if they take DeKalb Avenue regularly they need to plan an alternate route off Moreland or Oakdale until the rain stops and crews have enough time to fix it.

Thursday morning DeKalb Avenue flooded in front of Fox Brothers BBQ, east of downtown Atlanta.

Early Friday morning a Channel 2 Action News Crew noticed it was still leaking and called Watershed Management to make further repairs.

Work to repair the water main was completed around 11 a.m. and water was turned back on, but the road still needs to be repaired before it can be reopened. 

When crews arrived Friday morning they closed DeKalb Avenue from Moreland Avenue to the Candler Park MARTA station; the road remains closed.

Stay with Channel 2 Action News for updates on the traffic situation.