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Extended delays expected after South Jordan water main break

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Mar 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-19 18:59:44-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah -- A water main break in South Jordan forced crews to shut down 11400 South Wednesday morning.

The 12-inch pipe which runs off the main water line ruptured at the intersection of 11400 South and 700 West at approximately 4 a.m. The cause of the break remains unclear.

"They've been checking into it and nobody's really been able to find any reason why it happened so at this point we're unaware, we're unsure," said Jarod Moffit, Jordan Valley Water District.

The break forced crews to close down 11400 South between 1300 West and I-15 for more than an hour. Crews were able to secure the leak and get at least one lane open just in time for the morning traffic rush.

"Fortunately it did happen in the early morning and we were able to get things under control before the morning rush hour came," said Jason Rasmussen, South Jordan Public Works.

Moffitt said the rupture forced a lot of soil to the surface, which made it fairly easy to locate and repair the problem.

Officials said 11400 South will be limited to one westbound lane until further notice. Access to northbound 700 West from 11400 South is closed. Residents are asked to use Brooke-N-Lance Lane to access the neighborhood.

The closures are expected to cause delays for afternoon traffic. Motorists are being asked to use 9000 South, 10600 South, 12300 South and Bangerter Highway exits off I-15 as alternate routes for westbound travel.

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