DENVER (CBS4) – Crews from Denver Water has once again closed a road on Wednesday to pave a stretch of road in southwest Denver where a sinkhole formed after a water main break.

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The water main break responsible for the sinkhole happened early Tuesday morning on South Lowell Boulevard near West Greenwood Place, just north of Highway 285.

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About six feet of pipe burst and even more cracked as a result of the pressure. Denver Water told CBS4 at least 13 feet of pipe will have to be replaced.

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Crews made the repairs on Tuesday and the repaving project started about 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

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The cause of the break is hard to pinpoint but Denver Water said it could be a combination of things that include the age of the pipe, it was installed in the 1950s, the material, corrosion, water fluctuation and a change in temperature.

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