A Sodo water main spilled 1.1 million gallons of water when it broke Monday night at 1st Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street, depriving 20 businesses of water. Construction work on the water line was hampering traffic of fans trying to get to Safeco Field to see Tuesday night's Mariners game.

A Seattle Public Utilities crew arrived on the scene about 1 a.m. Tuesday to shut off the water and investigate the breakage, blocking all northbound lanes. One northbound lane opened four hours later.

Some businesses don't anticipate issues over their lack of water access.

Darcy Self, the manager of Neil Kelly Remodeling, said his shop will be largely unaffected. "For the most part, I don't think it will have an impact on us," but will be instead "an inconvenience. We might have to run across the street for the Porta-Potties," he said.

Other businesses suffered considerable more damage from the broken main.

Gary Falconbridge, the owner of Barcodes West, reported four to six inches of water flooding the first floor of his building through the evening and early morning, leaving a heavy silt residue. "It's a mess," he said, and confirmed that his operations will be affected today as they clean the building.

Crews were still working on the leak Wednesday morning, closing two northbound lanes.