Some Folly Beach residents may be without water for a few hours as workers repair a water main break in the 1500 block of East Ashley Avenue, Mayor Carl Beckmann Jr. said.

The rupture was first called to Beckmann’s attention around 1:30 p.m., he said.

Roads in the area should be open, but residents should proceed with caution.

Beckmann said residents who lost water service should boil their water when service is restored.

Crews were on the scene making repairs.