Service restored after water main break floods streets at 29th and Zuni

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DENVER -- Denver Water has restored service after a water main break flooded streets near Zuni Street and West 29th Avenue in Denver on Saturday afternoon.

The water flowed east toward downtown, and affected a number of streets and roads on the west side of downtown Denver in the area of Platte and 15th streets. Parking lots flooded with water up to car doors.

Emergency crews helped people out of vehicles that became stuck in the water.

Crews from Denver Water were working to shut off the water and start repairs late Saturday afternoon. West 29th Avenue from Zuni to Umatilla streets remained closed.

Crews were able to isolate the 24-inch pipe that ruptured and reduce the water flow.

The section of pipe that failed was about 130 years old, according to crews at the scene.

Crews said they would begin repairing the street after restoring water service to the area.

"Road repairs and cleanup efforts will last through the evening, with at least one lane on West 29th Avenue scheduled to reopen for the morning rush. The road should be completely open by Monday afternoon," Denver Water said Sunday afternoon.