Independence Boulevard water main break causes headaches

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CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — UPDATE: Outbound lanes of Independence Blvd. now open, only the right turn lane is still blocked following the water main break. 

Crews are hoping to have all lanes of Independence Boulevard back open by Wednesday evening rush hour after a large water main break Tuesday afternoon. 

One lane of East Independence Boulevard was closed as Village Lake Drive Tuesday afternoon due to a 12-inch water main break. 

Overnight crews were able to repair the break and repave the road, but the lane remained closed while the pavement dries. Charlotte Water says the lane will likely be closed through rush hour traffic Wednesday. Delays should be expected.

Drivers are asked to use Monroe Road or Idlewild Road as alternate routes. 

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