Broken water pipe closes lanes on North Avenue in Athens

Motorist were alerted early Friday morning that a broken water pipe has closed the northbound lanes of North Avenue between Old Hull Road and Danielsville Road, according to a release from the Athens-Clarke Police Department.

The water from the broken pipe has iced over the roadway due to frigid temperatures and traffic is being diverted from the road. Crews are on site repairing the pipe, police said.