Crews work on fixing water main break in Evergreen

Water main break in Evergreen on Dec. 1, 2018 (Photo: Dave Masters)

EVERGREEN, Colo. — A large water main break in downtown Evergreen caused several homes and businesses to lose water pressure on Saturday night, city officials said.

The break happened around 9:30 p.m. Crews shut down a block of Highway 74 between Douglas Park Road and Highway 73 to work on repairing the break. Except for that block, retail businesses in downtown Evergreen remained open.

However, city officials tell FOX31 and Channel 2 that some restaurants in downtown don’t have water because of the break but the majority of them were unaffected.

At 4:30 p.m., the Evergreen Metropolitan District said the water main had been fixed and water service had been restored. EMD expected the road to be reopened within one hour after crews fixed the hole.

“EMD will work over the next week to clean the mud and debris downtown caused by the main break,” EMD said.

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