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Water line fixed; Brush Creek Road reopens

Staff report
Crews work Thursday to repair a broken main water line about 11 feet beneath Brush Creek Road. Through traffic on the main Snowmass Village road was detoured for most of the afternoon while the repairs were made.
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Brush Creek Road reopened to vehicular traffic after closing for several hours on Thursday while crews repaired a broken water line.

The section of Brush Creek Road between Owl Creek Road and Town Park Station in Snowmass Village was closed to through traffic from noon until late afternoon Thursday. Crews completed repairs to the water line and to the road earlier than expected, allowing the road to reopen Thursday rather than 6 p.m. today as first announced.

The break occurred approximately 100 yards north of the intersection of Brush Creek and Sinclair roads, according to a statement from the town. The Snowmass Village Road Division and Police Department as well as the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District responded to the break at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Water service was subsequently shut off to 43 units in the Snowmass Villas Townhomes and Homestead Condominiums and seven homes on Sinclair Road. Service was restored to those customers around 3 p.m. Thursday after the break was repaired.

Residents whose water was shut off were asked to run water in their homes to remove any air from their lines. The Snowmass Water and Sanitation District also has been flushing the lines in the vicinity in order to clear air that might have entered them during the repair work.

Traffic also was limited to one lane from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday while Snowmass Water and Sanitation District crews assessed the damage. Through traffic on Brush Creek Road was detoured to Owl Creek Road throughout the afternoon.

For more information on water service, call 970-923-2056.

Snowmass Sun Editor Jill Beathard contributed to this report.


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