Breckenridge: Freezing, thawing pipes cause water main break on Hwy. 9 |

Breckenridge: Freezing, thawing pipes cause water main break on Hwy. 9

BRECKENRIDGE – Water flooded both sides of Highway 9 just after 2 p.m. Tuesday following a water main break in the Silver Shekel neighborhood above the highway just north of Coyne Valley Road in Breckenridge.

Water poured from the break down an approximately 200-foot hillside wiping away the snowbank and flowing out into the highway. Though the flow of water has been stopped by closing off water valves in the area. One house in Silver Shekel lost water access due to the break and is on temporary water service by way of a hose from a neighbor’s house.

Though there were areas of standing water on the road, Hwy. 9 was not closed to traffic. Breck officials say the break was caused by repeated freezing and thawing of the water pipes in the area. It is the ninth water main break so far this season.

Responsibility for repairing the break will fall to the Town of Breckenridge.

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