MISHAWAKA — Drivers used parking lots as shortcuts to maneuver around the closed intersection. Before the sun rose Wednesday, there was a flood of concern from workers at the intersection of Main Street and Day Road as water rose from the ground after a water main break. Now, officials with Mishawaka's Streets Department said the intersection will remain closed beyond 7 a.m. Thursday. The roads remain blocked and detours around the intersection are still necessary. WSBT News has learned the concrete needs 10 to 12 hours to set and it is possible those closures could affect morning traffic until 10:00 a.m. The Streets department will wait for approval from Mishawaka Utilities before reopening the roads to traffic. Drivers salted the roadway Wednesday to stop standing water from freezing and trucks blocked traffic as Mishawaka Utilities crews drilled and sawed through concrete. Workers also had to dig through sludge to find the break in the main. "The main is now isolated," said Dave Majewski with Mishawaka Utilities. That was a first step in repairing the break and road surfaces. For drivers, they used the restaurant's and plaza's parking lot to take a short-cut and with careful planning, they navigated. "I went through Kohl's and cut across their parking lot and come back over," said Basil Snyder. Explaining how wouldn't be easy. And drivers will have to get used to the road closures until the intersection is reopened.