Police advise drivers to avoid intersection of Watson Boulevard and Davis Drive

Warner Robins police are advising drivers to avoid the intersection of Watson Boulevard and Davis Drive after a waterline break Tuesday.

Utility and public works crews are expected to be on site this morning, Warner Robins Utilities Director Montie Walters said.A rubber gasket blew on the 16-inch pipe, which initially flooded the intersection, Walters said.

The water line was nearly repaired late Tuesday, but a nearby sewer line as well as the integrity of the roads are expected to be checked this morning, Walters said. Repairs also are expected to Davis Drive where the road was dug up.

A handful of businesses were without water in about a one-block radius of the waterline break, Walters said.

Detours are expected to remain in place this morning around the intersection, with Davis Drive/Thomas Boulevard and Davis Drive/South Commercial Circle closed late Tuesday.

The westbound lane of Watson Boulevard was reduced to one lane, while the eastbound lane was open to all traffic late Tuesday.