CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — 1:30 p.m. update

The intersection of Old Apex Road and High House Road remains closed as crews work to make repairs associated with this morning’s water main break.

Officials expect the closure to be in place through the evening commute with the street reopened by Friday morning’s commute.

A major section of a Cary road is shut down Thursday morning due to a water main break, Town of Cary officials said.

Old Apex Road is closed between W. Chatham Street and High House Road, according to officials. The closure is expected to last through the afternoon, possibly as late as 4 p.m., officials said.

According to a senior construction technician with the public works department, an 8-inch valve blew at Howland Avenue and Old Apex Road at 4 a.m. Crews were still working to shut off the water at High House Road around 6:30 a.m.

Officials said they consider this area an older part of Cary and they believe old pipes and general wear and tear could be responsible for the break.

A gas station, church and around 13 homes have been impacted by the break. The number of houses affected will increase to 23 because there’s a secondary valve that needs to be repaired at the Howland Avenue and Old Apex Road intersection.

Officials said delays are expected and drivers traveling through the area are strongly encouraged to use the detour along W. Chatham Street or avoid the area, if possible.

You can click here for real time traffic updates on the Town of Cary website.