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Water main break closes westbound Evans at Pecos

DENVER -- Westbound Evans Avenue was closed early Wednesday morning because of a water main break.

The road was closed in the West 1600 block between Pecos and South Tejon streets. Eastbound lanes were open to traffic.

Traffic was diverted onto Pecos to West Pacific Place to Tejon then back onto Evans.

Denver Water crews were sent to the scene to shut off the water and to make repairs to the 8-inch main, which broke at 4:30 a.m. Thirteen buildings are without water because of the break.

Denver Water said the pipe was originally installed in 1910, and breaks such as this one are typically caused by a failure of a weak section of the pipe.

Westbound Evans is expected to be closed all day while repairs are made.