A major water main break has caused a road closures in Ames.
The break is at the intersection of 7th Street and Douglas Avenue and has closed 6th Street from Duff Avenue to Kellogg Avenue for repairs.
Several homes and businesses are impacted by the break.
Officials say because the water main break is so large customers might experience rusty water.
Residents who notice discolored water should run the cold water tap for a few minutes until the water is clear.
If discolored water causes staining problems, rust remover is also available for free at city hall.