FIRST ALERT: Lockwood Blvd. set to re-open for Tuesday morning commute

VIDEO: Water main break at city marina closes portion of Lockwood Blvd.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Water System says Lockwood Boulevard in downtown Charleston is set to re-open for the Tuesday morning commute then close again as crews continue repairing a water main break.

The break was reported shortly before 6 a.m. Monday at the city marina at 17 Lockwood Blvd.

Lockwood Boulevard South and the Lockwood South exit on the James Island Connector are closed. All traffic is being forced onto Calhoun Street.

Charleston Water System officials say those closures are expected to re-open for the Tuesday morning commute.

According to CWS officials, following the morning commute, the closures will recommence as crews continue repairs. CWS officials said in a tweet that completion could be late Tuesday evening.

Charleston Water System spokesman Mike Saia said earlier in the day that the cause of the break is not yet known, which is normal at this point.

Saia says any number of things could cause a break, including the age of the pipe, soil conditions, nearby construction. It could even have started as a small leak that finally grew to this point over a period of time, he said.

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