COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A section of Garden of the Gods Road closed Tuesday because of a water main break, according to Colorado Springs Police. Now, police say the closures should be expected to last for days.
Initial reports of the water main break came in around 12:20 p.m. CSPD said the westbound and eastbound lanes were closed near Interstate 25 and originally said the closure could last several hours.
At 3:13 p.m., CSPD said eastbound and westbound lanes from Chestnut to Rusina will remain closed for the next 2-3 days.
Correction: All lanes of Garden of the Gods Rd are closed from N Chestnut St to Rusina Rd. Continue to avoid the area if possible. pic.twitter.com/qyWWXvhGk5— Co.Springs Utilities (@CSUtilities) July 13, 2021
Following the announcement of closing the road for several days, crews began digging into the road around 5:30 p.m. to locate the problem and begin making repairs.
After a few hours of working, CSU crews found the failure in the pipe connection that caused the water main break.
According to Colorado Springs Utilities, crews will work around the clock in an effort to re-open the road as soon as possible.
Colorado Springs Fire Department urged drivers to seek alternative routes.
#ColoradoSpringsFire all lanes of WB Garden of the Gods closed at I 25 due to a road hazard. Avoid the area if possible and seek alternate routes.— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) July 13, 2021
CSPD asks anyone with questions to reach out to Colorado Springs Utilities.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.