Water main break forces closure of Evans Avenue; estimated reopening by midnight

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A water main break forced the closure of East Evans Avenue between South Monaco Parkway and Holly Street in Denver on Friday, March 20, 2015. (Photo: Paul Makarushka)

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DENVER — A 16-inch diameter water main break forced the closure of East Evans Avenue on Friday morning.

Denver Water said at least 30 businesses are affected and will not have water until repairs are made.

The break on Evans near South Jasmine Street forced the closure of traffic on Evans between Holly Street and Monaco Parkway.

Denver Water has not determined what caused the break, though it said age, pipe material, corrosive soil, water flow and temperature can be contributing factors.

Just before noon, Denver Water said water has been restored to 16 businesses and hopes the other 14 will have water by 8 p.m.

Denver Water also said the road should be open by midnight.

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