Car crashes into fire hydrant; roads closed as crews clear damage


UPDATE: All lanes of Pikes Peak Avenue are back open through the Academy intersection. Northbound Academy is still down to one lane from Shelley to Bijou.

ORGINAL: COLORADO SPRINGS — An early morning car crash caused flooding at a Colorado Springs intersection and led to roads being closed.

According to Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), a vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant around 4 a.m. Saturday. The crash caused a water main break that led to flooding at the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Pikes Peak Avenue.

CSU said Academy Boulevard will be down to a single northbound lane from Airport to Bijou. Pikes Peak will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at Academy.

Closures are expected for several hours Saturday while debris is removed from roads.

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