8:18 A.M. Update:

One lane is now open in each direction on Washington Street between Duke and Wolfe streets in Old Town Alexandria. But traffic is moving slowly, according to the city, so avoid the area if possible.

Earlier:

A water main break has shut down a stretch of Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria. The water main break is at the intersection of Washington and Duke streets, according to the city. As a result, Washington Street is closed between Duke and Wolfe streets. Avoid the area during the morning commute.

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This post has been updated. First published: 5:28 a.m. Last updated: 8:18 a.m.