Water main break closes part of Orange Ave. in Roanoke

A water main break has closed parts of Orange Ave in Roanoke (Credit: Roanoke Police Department) (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE 7/12/22 5:20 p.m.:

The restoration has been completed following the water break yesterday on Orange Ave., Sarah Baumgardner with the Western Virginia Water Authority said.

The asphalt still needs to cool, but Baumgardner said they anticipate that the road will be open to traffic at 7 p.m.

Until the road reopens, the detour will still be in place, according to Baumgardner.

UPDATE 7/11/22:

The Westbound lanes of Orange Avenue will be closed Tuesday until crews restore the asphalt and concrete.


A water main break has closed part of Orange Avenue NE in Roanoke, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

As of 2 p.m., all westbound lanes are closed and water has been turned off as crews wait for additional assistance.

Officials said the road will be closed while the break is repaired.

All westbound traffic is being diverted at Gus W Nicks Boulevard NE.

10 News has a crew at the scene working to learn more.

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