Gushing water main breaks fixed, roads to reopen before evening commute

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.   --  Multiple gushing water main breaks closed roads in Englewood and West Denver on Thursday morning, according to a Denver Water spokesperson.

The three water main breaks have since been fixed and water has been restored to local buildings.

One of three water main breaks was located at West Evans Avenue and South Raritan Street in Englewood. This early morning incident sent water gushing onto the busy street.

Westbound West Evans Avenue was closed between South Raritan Street and South Pecos Street.  This area was expected to reopen completely on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Five businesses were reportedly out of water until crews could repair the damage, Denver Water officials reported.

A second water main break was on West 10th Avenue and Quitman Street.

West 10th Avenue was closed between Raleigh Street and Perry Street, officials said. Multiple blocks were affected in that area during those repairs.

The third water main break was at 3145 W. Cedar Avenue which affected five homes in the area.  These houses were without water until crews fixed this issue.

The cause of these breaks may be attributed to the change in weather, but this has not been confirmed.

Additionally on Wednesday students at Ponderosa High School were sent home early due to a water main break affecting the school.