Water main break leads to flooding, ice-coated roads in Pueblo

Flooding from the break rapidly iced over, leaving Northern Avenue more like a skating rink than roadway.
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 6:09 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 11:45 AM MST
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A water main break has shut down part of major roadway in Pueblo due to unsafe water conditions.

Pueblo Water Works confirmed a private line at EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel broke late Tuesday night, leading to flooding on Northern Avenue between Santa Fe Avenue and Santa Fe Drive. Due to the sub-freezing temperatures overnight, the water quickly turned to ice.

Pueblo Water Works customers are not affected by the break, the company said.

As of 11 a.m., the closure has expanded.

Editor’s note: Pueblo police initially told 11 News the flooding was NOT from a water main break. We have updated the article now that we have confirmed the cause was a break.