Repairs stemming from a water main break on Ocean Street, also known as Route 77, in South Portland are expected to result in the road being close until about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the South Portland Police Department said on its Facebook page.

A water main break has flooded part of Ocean Street at Sawyer Street in South Portland on Wednesday. Staff photo by Julia McCue

The road, which connects South Portland with Cape Elizabeth, was closed at Sawyer Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday as water flooded into the street.

The road will remain closed until repairs are completed, police said. They ask commuters to plan alternative routes and allow for extra travel time.

Water was likely to be restored to the area Thursday evening, police said in a Facebook update.

The post said the flow of water was washing away the road.

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