UPDATE: Lanes on Hershberger Road close again after morning water main break


UPDATE (4:11 p.m.): The two northbound center lanes on Hershberger Road will remain closed through the night while the Western Virginia Water Authority tests waterlines in the area.

Motorists can use the far left turn lane to turn left onto Williamson Road and the far right lane to go straight through the intersection or to turn right onto Williamson Road.

The road will be paved at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Morning commuters can expect delays in the area.


UPDATE (1:51 p.m.): The eastbound through lane and one northbound left turn lane is closed on Hershberger Road at Williamson Road.

No detour route will be established while Western Virginia Water Authority accesses the utilities in the area.


UPDATE: Two eastbound lanes now open on Hershberger Road.

All turning lanes onto Williamson Road have also been reopened.

One westbound lane near the intersection of Hershberger Rd and Williamson Rd is currently blocked.

Stay with WFXRTV.com for all the latest information.


ROANOKE, Va (WFXR) – A major 12-inch water main break will significantly impact portions of Roanoke this morning.

The eastbound lane of Hershberger Road and turn lanes into Williamson Road will be closed for most of the day.

Officials from the Western Virginia Water Authority say the pipe burst along the inside traffic lane of Hershberger Road, with a majority of the water traveling down Williamson Road.

The water has been shut off. Officials are currently waiting on the gas and electric companies to arrive on the scene before they can determine where the pipe burst.

They don’t believe any homes or businesses will be affected by the water shut off, other than Crossroads Church, which is located directly along Hershberger Rd. and in front of the closed-off area.

Officials are asking people to avoid the area as their crews work to contain the break. No word yet on when lanes will be reopened.

This is a developing story.


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