PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Girard Avenue water main break is still causing a traffic headache. Girard Avenue is now closed from Columbia Street to Frankford Avenue in both directions, officials announced Sunday.READ MORE: Segura 2 HRs, Nola Sharp, Phillies Beat Mets, Win 4th In Row
The Fishtown closures will remain in effect until all road repairs are made. At this time, officials do not know how long the “extensive” repairs will take.
The closure originally went into effect early Thursday morning after a major water main break in Fishtown occurred. The plan was originally for just a portion of the road to remain closed, but now the expanding issue has worsened.READ MORE: 2 Men Killed, 1 In Critical Condition After Shooting Inside North Philadelphia Deli
It happened around midnight Thursday morning on Girard Avenue and Marlborough Street. The Philadelphia Water Authority had originally hoped to have one lane opened by Saturday, a spokesman said last week.