Crews are still working to repair a broken pipe on lower Queen St which is disrupting some Auckland central bus services.
A Watercare spokesperson said it hoped to have the road open before tomorrow morning's peak traffic.
"Our crew had to excavate a wider area to stay clear of other services, which is why the work has taken longer than previously expected."
The spokesperson said crews immediately responded to reports of the leak yesterday and were able to shut the water main off before it fully ruptured, minimising water loss.
The leak occurred on the same pipe that broke earlier this month, but is on a different section of the pipe and is unrelated.
Bus stops on Queen St between Victoria St and Customs St are affected with the CityLink, InnerLink, 105 and 106 services all being diverted.
- Detours for City Link: To Karangahape Rd: Fanshawe St as Normal, R- Hobson St, L- Victoria St W, R- Queen St, then as Normal. To Wynyard Qtr: Queen St as Normal, L- Victoria St W, R- Nelson St, L- Fanshawe St and then as Normal
- Detours for Inner Link: Innerlink (Clockwise): Victoria St West as normal, L- Nelson St, R- Sturdee St and continue straight onto Customs St. Innerlink (Anticlockwise): Continue on Customs St as normal, L- Hobson St, R- Victoria St W and then as normal
- Detours for 106 and 105: Queen St as normal, R- Victoria St E, Via Bowen Ave and Waterloo Quad, L- Anzac Ave, L- Beach Rd and the continue straight onto Customs St as normal