Ruptured water line closes Yosemite

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A water line ruptured early Nov. 4 below Yosemite Street, forcing the closure of the busy road in both directions between Mineral Avenue and Dry Creek Road — but not before a Waste Management trash truck was caught in a large sinkhole created by the water line break.

A repair crew from Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts was on the scene the morning of Nov. 4 trying to locate the break in the line and assess the damage to the roadway.

A mobile crane was brought in to lift the trash truck out of the sinkhole.

Yosemite Street remains closed in both directions between Dry Creek Road and Mineral Avenue because of the water main break.

“Due to extensive damage to the roadway, crews will need approximately three to four days to complete repairs, weather permitting,” said Centennial spokesperson Allison Wittern.

“It is anticipated that Yosemite Street will re-open by the end of this week,” Wittern added.

Water service has not been disrupted in the area.

Alternate routes are advised. Motorists may use Mineral Circle, Quebec Street and Chester Street.

According to its website, Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts operate and maintain water distribution and wastewater collection systems that provide service to more than 75,000 Colorado residents, with an 18-square-mile service area that includes portions of Centennial as well as Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, unincorporated Arapahoe County and unincorporated Douglas County.

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