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Colorado Boulevard reopened early Thursday morning following water main break

Jan. 2 water main break on Colorado Boulevard
Posted at 5:35 AM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 10:46:17-05

DENVER — A water main break closed Colorado Boulevard near Interstate 25 early Wednesday morning.

The Denver Police Department responded to Colorado and Buchtel Boulevards around 5 a.m. when water began bubbling up through cracks in the roadway.

Southbound lanes over I-25 were quickly closed. Police also closed the ramp from southbound I-25 to Colorado Boulevard. Traffic was being rerouted to northbound I-25.

Denver7 Traffic reporter Jayson Luber recommended drivers exit I-25 at University or Evans and back track to Colorado Boulevard.

This was an eight-inch line that broke, said Jose Salas, spokesperson with Denver Water. Six commercial customers were without water as of 8:35 a.m. Wednesday. Because of Wednesday's weather conditions, repairs were expected to continue through the day, according to Denver Water.

Around noon Wednesday, Denver Water said work on the broken water main was expected to continue through the afternoon rush hour.

By 2:30 p.m., Denver Water said water service in the area had been restored, but said southbound Colorado Blvd. will remain closed until about 10 p.m. between I-25 and Butchel Blvd. Drivers who typically use the Colorado Blvd. exit are advised to use the Evans or University exits instead.

Colorado Boulevard reopened shortly after 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

At 9:14 p.m., however, Denver Water officials said that intersection would remain closed through the night as crews continue to repair the road. All lanes were expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Thursday, the official said on Twitter.