PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) – Fourth Street in Pueblo will be closed into at least Monday following a major water main break.
The water main break was located near Grand Avenue and Court Street, west of I-25, and flooded the roadway.
The police department said shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday that the water had been turned off, but there was still a lot of debris on the roadway.
Water from water main break is turned off, debris and damage to roadway. W. 4th street from Grand Ave and Main Street will be closed for an extended amount of time. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/aNx2avyd8x
— Pueblo Police Dept (@PuebloPolice1) July 6, 2019
Pueblo Water said they ran tests to ensure the water was not contaminated and expect the results Sunday evening. Until the test results come back, people living in the area are advised to either boil their water before consuming or to drink bottled water.
“A large main break can sometimes result in contamination entering a portion of the water system. No contamination has been detected, but out of an abundance of caution and following the recommendation of CDPHE, Pueblo Water asks all customers in the affected areas to protect themselves from potential contamination by using alternative water supplies, such as bottled water, or boil their water for five minutes before consuming until test results confirm that the water is safe. Residents outside the areas noted on the map should use water as they normally do,” Pueblo Water said in a statement.
The map of the affected area can be seen at the bottom of this article.
We will continue to update this story as we receive new information.