UPDATE: As of 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 82nd Avenue is open in both directions and the main is repaired and operational.
Portland Water Bureau crews are responding to a water main break on Southeast 82nd Avenue between Ogden and Cooper streets.
To assess and repair the damaged water pipe, crews must shut down streets until the afternoon on Monday, Dec. 25.
The main is an 8-inch cast iron pipe from 1912.
Four businesses and two homes may be out of service while the main is repaired.
The traveling public is reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly slow or stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work site.
The Portland Water Bureau’s Maintenance & Construction crews are ready to respond to emergencies, including water main breaks, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. On average, crews respond to 200 main breaks a year.