COLORADO SPRINGS — North Academy Boulevard from East San Miguel Street to East La Salle Street was closed to one lane for much of Thursday.
This was caused by a water main break and a large hole in the road reported on Twitter by Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) around 5 a.m. on Thursday.
Large hole in the roadway Academy Blvd/La Salle St, east of the intersection, water main break and road blocked. Also blocked at Edith Ln/Marion Dr. Use alternate routes if possible. #CSPD and #CSFD on scene as well as #CSU.— CSPD Communications (@CSPDComCenter) June 8, 2023
As of 8:45 p.m. Colorado Springs Utilities was reporting that all lanes on North Academy Boulevard have been reopened and water service has been restored.
8:45 PM update: All lane closures on S. Academy between Pikes Peak Ave. and Airport Rd have reopened. No customers are out of water. The cause is believed to be a contractor digging in the construction area. Crews will continue repairs on the water main tomorrow. https://t.co/oQEXv8ibAP pic.twitter.com/Gm1lFN40mx— Colorado Springs Utilities (@CSUtilities) June 9, 2023
At this time, it is still unclear as to what caused the water main break. To stay up to date with all outages, visit the Colorado Springs Utilities Outage Map.
News 5 will continue to update this article as we learn more.
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