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Water main break causes flooding on Englewood street, yards

Englewood flooding water main break_May 13 2021
Posted at 7:21 AM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 11:18:20-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A large water main break in Englewood is flooding yards around W. Yale Avenue, S. Cherokee Street and S. Delaware Street.

Water is rushing down the middle of the streets and flooding cars and yards.

Englewood water main flooding_May 13 2021

In some places, the water is high enough to reach the floorboards of low cars. It's not clear if any homes in the area have flooded basements or first levels.

Emergency crews were at the scene working to shut off the water, Denver Water confirmed around 7:20 a.m. By 7:27 a.m., the water on Yale west of Broadway had been turned off.

Jose Salas with Denver Water said it a 12-inch cast iron line broke. As of 7:40 a.m., two customers did not have water. He explained that the way the lines are structured helps lessen the impact when a break does happen.

Repairs will likely continue through the day.

Denver is working to learn more.