UPDATE | Part of Frankfort Avenue will remain closed through Monday following water main break
Frankfort Avenue will be closed between Stilz and Reservoir for most of the day, according to the Louisville Water Company. Detour signs are in place.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- A portion of Frankfort Avenue is closed following an early morning water main break Sunday.
According to officials with the Louisville Water Company, the road will be closed between Stilz Avenue and Reservoir Avenue as the company works to repair the break.
During the morning rush hour, one northbound lane of Frankfort Avenue between Stilz and Reservoir will be open and the southbound lanes will be closed.
During afternoon rush hour, one southbound lane of the area will be open and the northbound lanes will be closed.
Officials say the repair may take several days to complete.
Officials say the break created extensive damage on Frankfort Avenue at Pennsylvania Avenue. They say the location of the break is where a 12-inch pipe connects to a larger 36-inch diameter water main.
No customers have been without water during the repair, the company says.
Officials say they have worked 18 water main breaks since Dec. 5.
"It's been a busy week for Louisville Water's crews. Since Monday December 5, crews have worked 18 water main breaks. As the temperatures plummet, it's common to see a spike in the number of water main breaks. Louisville Water has a redundant system of water mains which means that in many of these breaks, customers are not without water for long periods of time," the company said in a release.
There is no boil water advisory and officials say the water is safe to drink.
Detour signs are in place and officials advise drivers to use caution when driving in the area
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