Lanes open after Salt Lake City water main break

Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-13 14:19:05-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Officials said two northbound lanes and one southbound lane are open on Foothill Boulevard in the area of the intersection with 1700 South for Monday commute after a water main break over the weekend.

A water main broke near Foothill Drive and 1700 South in Salt Lake City Friday night and sent an estimated 2.5 million gallons of water flowing downhill.

Repairs in the area meant several nearby lanes were closed to traffic.

Officials released updated information Sunday regarding the repairs to the impacted roads.

A press release from Salt Lake City officials indicated that the repair work may be finished by Monday but stated that there will be at least two southbound lanes and one northbound lane open to accommodate commuter traffic.

Other repairs are underway west of the area.

The press release stated that, "the 2400 block will remain closed to traffic, likely until midweek."

Click here for more information about the water main break and footage of the massive amounts of water, which caused damage to at least 18 homes and one nearby school.