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Emergency crews work to repair a 24-inch water break in Aurora on the morning of Feb. 12, 2013.

Emergency crews worked feverishly to repair a 24-inch water break in Aurora on the morning of Feb. 12, 2013.

AURORA, Colo. — Emergency crews were responding to a 24-inch water main break in Aurora early Tuesday morning that left as many as 500 homes without the comforts of home.

Mainly running water.

Water crews from both Aurora and Denver responded to the significant break, which took place near the intersection of 64th Avenue and North Tower Road, and was reported shortly after 1:30 a.m.

Traffic was still being diverted away from 64th Avenue as of 5:45 a.m., with drivers being advised to use Tower Road, Dunkirk Road or 56th Avenue as alternatives.

Aurora Water spokesperson Greg Baker said the Single Tree and High Pointe neighborhoods were the most impacted by the break. As of 6 a.m., High Point Academy had announced the charter school would be closed for the day, as well.

Baker said crews hope to restore water service by early morning, and reopen 64th Avenue by mid-morning.