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NORTHFIELD — Zion Road remained closed late Wednesday morning in the vicinity of Northfield Community School due to a water main break.

Officials were warning drivers early Wednesday morning to avoid the area 

As of 6:40 a.m. there was a water main break at Zion Road and Juniper Drive, Atlantic County spokeswoman Linda Gilmore said in a press release.

Zion Road is closed between New Road and Juniper Drive, police said. Juniper Drive is open to traffic. Drivers are warned to avoid the area until further notice.

Police and repair crews are on scene. Repairs could take several hours to complete, police said. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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