DENVER (CBS4)– The intersection at 47th Avenue and Washington Street was closed on Monday morning because of a water main break.

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Crews from Denver Water rushed to the scene just before 11 a.m. where the break had flooded the intersection and surrounding areas.

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Drivers were urged to take an alternate route.

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What caused the break is being investigated.

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The intersection is expected to be closed for hours.