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Burst pipe under Downtown Expressway 4th Street overpass now repaired

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A burst water pipe under an overpass on Interstate 195 (Downtown Expressway) caused traffic delays on Tuesday evening, but the Richmond Metropolitan Authority reports traffic is flowing freely now.


An NBC12 viewer sent in a photo of the burt pipe under the Belvidere Street overpass. showing gushing water and cars moved to the side.


RMA spokesperson Joi Taylor Dean said a Richmond City water main burst on the 4th Street overpass around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Richmond police and fire crews temporarily closed one westbound lane on the Downtown Expressway in order to address the broken water pipe.


Traffic backed up during the evening rush hour, Dean said, but the lane was reopened after the leak was repaired.

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