(This article was updated at 9:15 a.m. after additional information was received from Fairfax Water; and at 2 p.m. after repairs were completed.)
Fountain Drive was closed this morning between Baron Cameron Avenue and Bowman Towne Drive because of an overnight water main break.
Susan Miller, public affairs officer for Fairfax Water, says the break took place in the area of 1763 Fountain Drive. That’s near The Spectrum shopping center.
“It was a broken valve that caused the break there,” Miller said.
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Miller said businesses in the building that includes HSBC bank, Verizon, Doubletake Salon and The Red Door Salon & Spa are without water as utility crews are working on the situation.
“We hope it doesn’t take all day, we’re booked.” said Chai Bui from Doubletake Salon, which sits in front of where the repairs are taking place. The staff at The Red Door Salon & Spa said they had already rescheduled most of their appointments.
Fairfax Water’s website reported repairs were completed by early Thursday afternoon.
Fountain Drive is expected to be closed for the rest of the day, Miller said.
Photos by Brooke Giles, who also contributed to reporting; map via Google
Update, 2 p.m. Friday — The westbound lanes of Sunrise Valley are still closed for repairs. Plan an alternate route.
Original story: If you are heading down Sunrise Valley Drive near the Fairfax County Parkway this morning, take another route.
Authorities said the road will be shut down for an “undetermined amount” of time today for repairs.
Fairway Drive between South Shore and Shagbark is closed while crews fix a large water main break.
The water main break occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday, officials from Fairfax Water said. The break caused a large hole in the pavement.
Water service was restored to homes in the neighborhood about noon, Fairfax Water said.
As of 2 p.m., crews had stopped the leak and were working on putting pavement back in place. The road will be closed at least until this evening, Fairfax Water said.