7th Street open after water line fixed | PostIndependent.com

7th Street open after water line fixed

Workers get ready to dig in and figure out the location and extent of a water line break beneath Seventh Street at Colorado Ave. Seventh from Cooper to Midland was closed until further notice Wednesday afternoon.
Chelsea Self | Post Independent

Seventh Street in Glenwood Springs is now open after city crews worked late Wednesday night to repair a broken water main.

“Water service has been restored to all affected areas, (but) expect some discoloration in the water until the system flushes itself out,” according to a city press release.

Seventh Street from Cooper to Midland and the one-block stretch of Colorado Avenue from Eighth to Seventh had to be closed Wednesday afternoon and evening due to a broken valve on the main water line.

The break and resulting flooding occurred around 2 p.m. near the corner of Seventh and Colorado, according to Police Chief Terry Wilson.

“It put out enough water, and we knew it would get slick enough when it freezes that we had to shut off the street,” Wilson said.

Evening commuters and others traveling in and around Glenwood Springs were advised to take 27th Street to Midland, or continue over the Grand Avenue Bridge and access Midland from the West Glenwood side.

The Union Pacific also temporarily shut down the southernmost train tracks until the problem was fixed. The break occurred after both the eastbound and westbound Amtrak trains had already gone through.

Water service to some nearby businesses including the Slope & Hatch and Grind restaurants, was also cut off.

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