A break in an eight-inch water main Tuesday morning closed a section of South King Street in Alexandria.

Samantha Villegas, a VA American Water spokeswoman, said crews are working to repair a 100-year-old main that broke in the 4600 block of King Street at 3 a.m.

During repairs, King Street is closed from North Beauregard Street to Dawes Avenue.

Villegas said eastbound lanes of King Street should reopen shortly, and repairs will be completed by 6 p.m.