Published: Jul 31, 2014 11:22 AM EDT

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- Highway 70 West (Hickory Street) near Manatee Avenue is closed due to a water main break. Westbound traffic is being diverted to US-17 South, then to West Oak Street.

Motorists should be aware that West Oak Street is a two-way roadway with on-street parking on both sides of the road. Use caution and seek alternate routes if possible. 

It will be closed until the late evening, if not longer.