Traffic Alert: Water main break shuts down street in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - UPDATE 12/8/2017 2:45 P.M.: Eastbound Water Street between Ocean St and River St is now open. The road closure of westbound Water St will remain, possibly until later this evening.
Department of Public Works continues to work on the broken water main.


A major water leak has shut down part of Water Street in Santa Cruz. 

What started as a small water leak Friday morning turned into a significant water leak hours later lifting up the road on Water Street. 

The water main break has closed down Water street between Ocean and River Street.

Santa Cruz Police advise the public to avoid the area between the Santa Cruz County building and the Santa Cruz County Jail. 

The Santa Cruz Water Department told KION the County building, jail and nearby bail bonds business are without water. 

Drivers are advised to take an alternate route through Soquel Avenue and S. River Street. 

Public Works is currently trying to fix the problem. 

The road is expected to remain closed for the next few hours. 

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