Crews are working to repair a water main break near the Thomaston town line in Waterbury and officials are asking motorists to avoid the area.
It happened on Thomaston Avenue and the break valve has been shut down as repairs are underway, according to Chris Bogucki, the superintendent of water in Waterbury's water bureau.
Residents who usually get their water from that supply are now getting it from another large service station in town. However, because of the increased flow to the water lines, that could cause dirty water, Bogucki said.
The water quality is expected to improve by mid-afternoon. The water bureau is asking customers not to use excess water if possible and to wait to run the dishwasher or do laundry. But if residents must use the water, they are advised to check the water first to make sure it's not dirty.
Officials are asking drivers to avoid the area so repairs can be made.