A water main break in Alexandria forced the closure of Van Dorn and South Pickett Streets on Tuesday.

Van Dorn is closed to auto traffic between South Pickett and Edsall Road, while South Pickett is closed between Van Dorn and Cameron Station Boulevard.

The closures are expected to last until at least 3 p.m. If motorists are attempting to travel through the area, a possible detour includes using Edsall Road to Yoakum Parkway to Stevenson Avenue. Those traveling east-west may also consider Eisenhower Avenue and Duke Street, both of which parallel Interstate 495.