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Pajarito Road should reopen after 7 p.m.

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Crews continue work on broken water main.

LOS ALAMOS, NM -- As of 3:20 p.m. Pajarito Road remains closed as DPU crews continue making repairs to a broken water main.  Officials anticipate that the road will be open to through traffic after 7 p.m.

The concrete cylinder water main broke early this morning on Pajarito Road just west of the intersection of Diamond Drive on the Los Alamos National Laboratory side. Pajarito Road is closed to through traffic at this intersection as Department of Public Utilities’ crews make repairs.  

Traffic traveling southbound on Diamond Drive and eastbound onto Pajarito Road is unaffected. Vehicles traveling westbound on Pajarito Road will detour north onto Diamond Drive.

Water valves have been shut off to isolate the break.  No customers should be without water. 

Once the damage is assessed, DPU crews will have a better idea as to how long it will take to make repairs.