Sheridan Blvd. still closed Tuesday after water main break

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DENVER -- A large water main break in Lakewood shut down a heavily-traveled Sheridan Boulevard just south of 6th Avenue for the morning and afternoon commutes Monday.

Crews hoped the road would be reopened just in time for the morning commute, around 7 a.m. Tuesday, however, closures were still in place as of 8:30 a.m.

The break took place on Sheridan Boulevard between 2nd and 5th avenues, and it was reported by Denver Water around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Sheridan was closed in both directions to give crews room to work on the 12-inch break, which left a large hole in the middle of the road.

"When the 12-inch diameter water main ruptured, mud washed into the water main. The water main has been repaired, cleaned and disinfected, but as a precaution, Denver Water is testing the water before putting the pipe back in service for all uses," a statement from the utility said late Monday night.

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