Water main break shuts down Sheridan Blvd. in west Denver

DENVER — A large water main break shut down heavily-traveled Sheridan Boulevard just south of 6th Avenue for the morning and afternoon commutes Monday.

Crews hoped the road would be reopened just in time for the morning commute Tuesday.

The break took place on Sheridan Boulevard between 2nd and 5th avenues, and it was reported by Denver Water around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Sheridan was closed in both directions to give crews room to work on the 12-inch break, which left a large hole in the middle of the road.

“When the 12-inch diameter water main ruptured, mud washed into the water main. The water main has been repaired, cleaned and disinfected, but as a precaution, Denver Water is testing the water before putting the pipe back in service for all uses,” a statement from the utility said late Monday night.