COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A section of South Academy Boulevard was closed Thursday evening following a water main break, according to Colorado Springs Utilities.
CSU says that all lanes of South Academy Boulevard were closed between Pikes Peak Avenue and Airport Road.
🚧 ROAD CLOSURE: All lanes are closed on S. Academy Blvd between Pikes Peak Ave and Airport Rd due to a water main break. Please avoid the area and find alternate routes. Use caution and drive slow in cone zones. #TrafficAlert #ColoradoSprings #COSTraffic #TrafficUpdate pic.twitter.com/kvHH6Hhixx— Colorado Springs Utilities (@CSUtilities) June 8, 2023
As of 8:45 p.m. Colorado Springs Utilities said all lanes on South Academy Boulevard have since reopened. No customers are currently without water.
According to Colorado Springs Utilities, the break was caused by a contractor digging in the construction area near the break.
Crews will resume work Friday.
A video from the Colorado Springs Fire Department shows vehicles headed through standing water Thursday afternoon. You can watch it below:
#TrafficAlert @CSUtilities is on scene of a water main break on Academy and Airport. Academy is CLOSED between Pikes Peak and Airport. Please avoid the area.— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) June 8, 2023
Be cautious while driving through any standing water. pic.twitter.com/PUWykNJ5Ai
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