A section of Hawthorne Road between West Academy Street and Elizabeth Avenue has closed because of a broken water main.

Crews from the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Department are on the scene doing emergency repairs.

“A six-inch water main has broken and has caused a sinkhole so they need to close the road for safety reasons,” said Gale Ketteler, public information officer for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Department.

The repairs are expected to be complete by 10 p.m.

Detours are posted, and drivers are encouraged to plan alternate routes.

For more information contact CityLink Online at www.cityofws.org/departments/city-link or call 311 or 336-727-8000.

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