The break was located on North Street at the intersection of Chain Bridge Road, near the Auld Shebeen Irish pub and restaurant.
Repairs began at 4:30 p.m., and City representatives said it could likely take around five hours.
One lane of traffic in either direction was open at 4:30 p.m., but both eastbound lanes shut down at 6:30 p.m. to complete repairs. Traffic was re-routed down Main Street/Route 236.
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