Trash truck gets stuck after water main breaks in southeast Denver

DENVER — A water main break forced the closure of South Dahlia Street between Highline Place and East Dartmouth Avenue in Denver on Thursday afternoon.

A trash truck got stuck in the hole that was created by the water main break.

Denver Water said a 12-inch diameter pipe broke and water was shut off about 3 p.m. so crews could begin repairs.

Six homes were without water. Officials expected service to be restored by midnight.

Water was flowing north on Dahlia and pooling at East Yale Avenue before crews shut it off.

Denver Water expected repairs to be completed before the Friday morning commute.

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