CARY, North Carolina (WTVD) — A water-main break has closed part of Harrison Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

A six-inch water line broke about 2 p.m., closing Harrison from W. Chatham Street to Park Street.

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Crews are on the scene, repairing the break. They hope to have the repairs complete about 8 p.m.

Officials say a contractor accidentally hit the line, causing the break.

Part of Harrison Ave in Cary is closed right now after water main break. Crew working to fix line now #abc11pic.twitter.com/kTtTBvlgza

— Elaina Athans (@AthansABC11) May 18, 2017

Lanes in the area are expected to be closed through the evening commute.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

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