Water main break causing delays on Richmond Highway near Woodlawn

Broken ground with puddle on road

(Image courtesy of Shelbie-Lynn Welbie)

A water main break on southbound Richmond Highway in the Woodlawn area is expected to cause lane closures through rush hour Wednesday.

The break happened in the 8600 block of Richmond Highway, right in front of the Woodlawn Shopping Center. Fairfax Water crews are on the scene awaiting Miss Utility as of 2:15 p.m., according to Fairfax Water’s website. Fairfax Water did not immediately know how many homes and businesses were affected.

The county sent an alert to residents say it may take 6-8 hours to repair. Traffic is being diverted starting at Lukens Lane, according to VDOT.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.