Broken water line in Kenenwick (Kennewick police)

Although the early morning water break has been patched, now crews are having to fix the road and sidewalk.

A main water line on Steptoe south of Gage broke early Tuesday morning in Kennewick, sending thousands of gallons of water flowing down toward the busy road.

Traffic was detoured Northbound until the line was fixed, but now there are delays due to road repair.

Authorities say commuters should not use Steptoe to get from Clearwater to Gage until at least later in the day.