A water main break Thursday afternoon has forced a section of Route-5 closed.
A 12-inch water main break happened Thursday, right in front of Westlake Middle School.
The water was coming up quickly from the ground, causing a large pool of water to collect near the school.
Traffic is being detoured Thursday evening, as West Lake Road remains closed along just one block, between Guetner and Grace streets.
The break left four water customers without water, along with the school, which is closed. The water was set to be restored sometime Thursday evening.
Erie Water Works crews responded to fix the break. Drivers may want to avoid the area, the road may reopen to traffic sometime on Friday.