Water main break floods streets near MLK and Jasmine

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DENVER– A water main break flooded streets near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Jasmine Street in Denver Friday afternoon. Westbound MLK was closed between Ivy and Kearney Streets.

Workers from the Denver Water Department were repairing a 12-inch-diameter cast-iron water main at MLK and Jasmine Friday night. The closure was expected to last until Saturday afternoon.

Denver Water has not identified the cause of the break. However, likely contributing factors include the age of the pipe (it was installed in 1953), pipe material, corrosiveness of the soil, water flow and temperature. That’s according to Denver Water spokeswoman Stacy Chesney.

The break did not affect water service for nearby residents.

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