Sinkhole Caused By Water Main Break

DENVER (CBS4) – A water main break caused a sinkhole in the westbound lanes of Evans Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Crews with Denver Water rushed to the water main break on Evans at Galapago just before noon on Tuesday.

Denver Water crews repair a water main break at Evans Avenue at Galapago (credit: CBS)

Denver Water crews repair a water main break at Evans Avenue at Galapago (credit: CBS)

The water main break caused the westbound lanes of Evans to be closed between Galapago and Huron but that was later expanded to Santa Fe Drive and South Platte River Drive. Eastbound Evans Avenue has been reduced to one lane in the same area.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Three businesses in the area were affected by the water main break. Some private residences were impacted by the break but Denver Water said water should have been restored late Tuesday night.

Denver Water told CBS4 the pipe dates back to 1949 so age is being considered in the break.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Crews are expected to continue repairs through the evening commute. Drivers are urged to take alternate routes like Santa Fe Drive north to Florida Avenue, Florida Avenue west to South Platte River Drive, and South Platte River Drive south to reconnect with Evans Avenue.

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