CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A water main break has created a major traffic issue in Arapahoe County that will keep the road closed until Friday afternoon.
A stretch of East Arapahoe Road caved in on the north side of The Streets of South Glenn shopping mall, close to the intersection of Arapahoe and South University Boulevard.
All lanes of Arapahoe Road were closed at 12:30 p.m. and westbound traffic was being diverted onto University Boulevard. Crews hope the road will be repaired and reopened Friday afternoon.
So far it’s not clear what caused the water main to break, but a weather station just northwest of the mall recorded 1.7 inches of rain during a heavy thunderstorm that rolled through late Wednesday night.