Updated at 12:50 p.m. 6/24/19 — Leesburg Pike reopened on Saturday (June 22).
As rush hour starts up, all lanes on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) near Pimmit Drive still remain closed following a water main break this morning.
The Fairfax County Police Department took to Twitter shortly after 3 p.m. to advise people to avoid the area.
Drivers can expect delays until 5 p.m. today, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Route 28A route for Metrobus, which runs along Leesburg Pike, is currently experiencing delays as well.
Currently, traffic is slow-moving along Leesburg Pike from I-495 to just past I-66.
John Gonzalez, an ABC7 reporter, tweeted right before 7 a.m. that a water main break caused the closure.
View from Route 66 of traffic backed up on Route 7 pic.twitter.com/GYPVzq0SfZ
— Tysons Reporter (@TysonsReporter) June 21, 2019
UPDATE: All lanes of Leesburg Pike (Rt 7) near Pimmit Drive remain closed for emergency road repairs. Delays are expected through the rush hour while crews work to make repairs. Please avoid the area. #FCPD #FairfaxCounty pic.twitter.com/NiFu5mYyMa
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) June 21, 2019
Leesburg Pike getting chopped up 🚧 😱👋 pic.twitter.com/pGigHEcKRg
— Tim Barber (@TimBarberTV) June 21, 2019
AVOID: Water main break on Leesburg Pike at Patterson rd a mile from 66 in Falls Church. Crews are just starting to dig to try to locate the break. Gushing water has severely damage roadway. All lanes on RT 7 closed. Traffic is trickling by in service lane on each side. @ABC7GMW pic.twitter.com/P1rL8VzmyP
— John Gonzalez (@ABC7John) June 21, 2019
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