ROANOKE, Va. -

Pavement repairs are scheduled on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke, following a water main break on Tuesday. The work could affect the morning commute both Thursday and Friday mornings.

The Western Virginia Water Authority says a paving crew will begin work in the outside lane of northbound Peters Creek Road on Thursday.  Workers will return on Friday morning to repave the lane closest to the median.

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Water has been restored at the intersection of Peters Creek Road and Hershberger Road.

Crews patched the area where the water main break occurred.

There is no longer a detour, but the road is very rough. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution near that intersection.

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A water main break in Roanoke is expected to cause traffic issues for the next several hours.

The 12-inch line broke at the intersection of Peters Creek Road and Hershberger Road. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Both northbound lanes of Peters Creek Road starting at the intersection of Melrose Avenue are closed. A detour has been established along Westside Boulevard. The detour is expected to be in place until midnight.

The Western Virginia Water Authority is working on getting water shut off and isolating the break.

The line runs underneath Peters Creek Road and damaged the pavement in one of the northbound lanes. Crews are expected to be on scene repairing the line and pavement for the next several hours.

It's not clear yet how many Western Virginia Water Authority customers are affected.

Valley Metro buses will run their normal schedules.