Frost heave shuts down American Way Monday |

Frost heave shuts down American Way Monday

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A frost heave caused some Breckenridge residents difficulty as a water main broke on Sunday, shutting down roads intermittently until Monday afternoon.

The thawing earth pushed rocks and sediment into the pipes, causing them to crack.

Peak 7 area residents and residents along American Way, CR 906; Thunderhead Road, CR 908; Ski Tip Circle, CR 909; Ski Pole Road, CR 910; Snow Storm Circle, CR 912; and Blue Ridge Road, CR 911 had their water turned off for water main break repair, experienced low water pressure due to the water main’s break, and experienced road closures on the east branch of American Way between Thunderhead Road and Glory Hole Drive from Sunday evening through Monday morning.

“(Until late yesterday) We weren’t sure we were going to be doing repairs today on the damage,” said water operator Robert Porter with the town of Breckenridge Water Operations. “It’s a main break repair; standard thing.”

Porter also mentioned that he doesn’t see any possibilities of flooding at this point.

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