Water main break in LoHi still causing traffic delays Friday morning

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DENVER — A large water main break slowed traffic on southbound I-25 near downtown Denver Thursday night, and was still causing issues and traffic delays Friday morning.

Early Friday morning, crews said repairs are expected to be completed by 3 p.m., with water expected to be restored to about 40 residents and three businesses in the area by noon.

The biggest closure still Friday morning was 29th Street, which was still shut down between Zuni to Wyandot Streets.

The break was reported at about 7:00 p.m. Thursday, and water could be seen all over the side of the interstate. It shut down at least two lanes and caused a significant traffic jam.

Denver Water spokesman Travis Thompson told FOX31 Denver that crews were at 29th and Zuni working to shut off water to the area. That is where the main flow of water originated.

The water poured down 29th from Zuni to Umatilla on to I-25. It filled the construction zone near the new 15th St. bridge on I-25.

Crews isolated the main and shut off the water around 10:30 p.m. After the break was identified, 29th Ave. was closed between Zuni and Central streets. Customers along approximately seven blocks of 29th Ave. between Federal and Vallejo St. were without water.

Thompson says the pipes in that part of Denver are old, with age likely contributed to the break.

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