Authorities closed Russell Road in Alexandria because of a “major” water main break, a press release said.

The road is closed between West Oak Street and West Masonic View Avenue, according to the release. Authorities shut down the road Tuesday night and said the closure and water outages could last into Thursday.

Officials asked motorists to avoid the area if possible. For questions about water service, the release said to contact Virginia American Water at (800) 452-6863.

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