SOUTH PORTLAND — Repair of a major water main break on Route 1 near Cash Corner was completed Thursday evening.

The main was repaired and the hole was filled as of 7 p.m., with repaving planned in the next day or so.

The break was reported at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, when police found water bubbling out of the ground on both sides of the street. Portland Water District crews worked to repair the break through the July 4 holiday and continued Thursday, though daytime two-way traffic was maintained near the busy intersection.

“Work took longer than expected due to the depth of excavation and because we had to be cautious of other utilities in the area,” said Michelle Clements, spokewoman for the water district.

Clements said she was checking to see if any customers lost water service during the break.

The break occurred in front of the Cash Corner Fire Station at Rumery Road, which is the main route to the Rigby rail yard and a Hannaford distribution warehouse.

The busy commercial area includes a Dairy Queen and many other businesses near the intersection of Main Street and Broadway.

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